Kombo launches his bid for Senator in Bungoma County
Written by Phanice Chepkemoi, Protus Simiyu and Eric Lumbasi
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Former Webuye Member of Parliament and Minister for Local Government Musikari Kombo officially launched his bid to vie for the Bungoma County senate seat in Mt.Elgon District.
Speaking during the launch at Kibuk girl’s high school, Mr.Kombo assured the residents of Mt. Elgon that he will work together with them to make sure the area infrastructure is improved.
“This region is so blessed with many things, like tourist attraction, farming and many others but what we lack is good roads which have made this region to lack behind, but if you give me the chance I will take care of these problems,” He said.
He urged the youth to stop being used by politicians saying that fighting on behalf of the leaders won’t do them any good and promised to work closely with them to make sure they are not misused by politicians.
“This country need the youth who are focused and determined in life, don’t fight your brother because of politicians, why just decide to fight on behalf of politicians? This is wrong and as a county we need a positive change,” He said.
Kombo assured residents of Mt. Elgon that the issue of representation will be observed so that all communities in Bungoma County are accommodated in the county government.
“The Bukusu community is the majority, but as leaders we must work on logistics to ensure the Sabaoti, Iteso, Tachoni and other communities in reciting in Bungoma County get their constitutional share to avoid unnecessary power wrangles,” Kombo assured.
On elections date, he said the elections must be held on 4th March, 2013 as directed by the High court saying Mps pushing for elections to be held in august next have their own vested political interests.
Lands Assistant Minister Wakoli Bifwoli in Tongaren where he officially opened a Ford Kenya Party office. He emphasized that he still has the zeal to to be Kenya's Fourth President. [PHOTO | Eric Lumbasi | West Fm]
Elsewhere in Kimilili, Lands assistant Minister Wakoli Bifwoli insisted that he is still in the battle to clinch the country’s top job thus, should not be looked down upon by other contenders as he has his own support on the ground.
In a tour to popularize his Ford-Kenya party in the vast Kimilili constituency, the Bumula legislator, who is also the party’s’ Bungoma County chairman said he will square it out with the Trade Minister Moses Wetangula on the party’s flag bearer nominations for a chance be on the ballot paper.
“Ford-Kenya must field its own presidential candidate in the forth coming general elections and since both of us have declared an interest in the top job then let the nomination process have the best candidate identified and we will back him up” said Bifwoli.
While addressing a gathering after opening a branch office at Tongaren Markert, in Bungoma North District Bifwoli further disclosed that it would be hard for any individual to gunner the 50+1 % votes as required by the constitution in the first round of the election to be the president of the republic of Kenya.
He said that the elections would likely have a re-run where the party would carefully select and support one side that would likely be in a better position to win in the election.
He pointed out that Ford-Kenya party will not impose any candidate for any post saying anyone interested must come out and gunner support from the ground to be able to floor others during the nomination process which he promised to be free and fair.
Wakoli lashed at those criss-crossing the county campaigning for various posts in the forth coming elections without having declared their party saying they are not being sincere with the electorates hence should be vetted in their quest for the posts.