IEBC announces Bungoma Senatorial by-election date


8/12/22 has been announced as the official date for Bungoma Senatorial by-election.

Independent, Electoral and Boundaries Commission IEBC through its chairperson Wafula Chebukati has published the announcement in the Kenyan Gazette notice.

Senate seat in Bungoma County became vacant after Moses Wetangula who won in the August polls resigned and elected as the Speaker of the National Assembly.

Political parties are required to hold primaries on October 19, 2022 before presenting candidates’ names to IEBC on October 24

Some of politicians who are eyeing the seat include; former Bumula MP Mwambu Mabonga, Wetangula’s long time aide Wafula Wakoli, Lendrix Waswa, Robert Sifuna among others.