Kiminini MP Chris Wamalwa, who is eyeing the Trans Nzoia gubernatorial
seat in 2022, has promised to form an all-inclusive government
comprising all communities in the region, in he becomes the next Trans Nzoia Governor. The Ford Kenya legislator who hit the ground running two years ago said he will ensure all communities residing in the
cosmopolitan County are represented at the devolved unit.
“I will adhere to the Kenyan constitution which cites inclusivity as
one of the pillars of governance to ensure both the majority and
minorities have representation in the County government,” said Wamalwa.
He was addressing mourners at Liyavo area in Kwanza Sub County during
the burial ceremony of Mzee Julius Maruti, who was the father of Mrs. Mary Maruti, Masaba Friends School principal.
The legislator, however, opposed a proposal by Kwanza ward MCA
Emmanuel Waswa to have Kwanza MP Ferdinand Wanyonyi contest for the Senatorial seat come 2022. “We can’t leave all the elective seats to the Bukusu community simply because of their numerical strength. We must exercise negotiated democracy in the interest of inclusiveness,” he said.
The Kiminini MP, who has the backing of Ford Kenya leader Moses Wetangula in his quest, further indicated his readiness to face off emerging opponents who will square out with him at the ballot. “I began my campaigns early and I have now engaged a high level gear. I am prepared to face anybody when the time comes since I know
politics is a game of numbers,” he said.
Apart from inclusiveness, he also has promised to prioritise
infrastructural development in the event he succeeds Governor Patrick Khaemba in the next general elections.
Other contestants who have shown interest in the gubernatorial race
include Kakai Bissau, Janet Nangabo, Dr. Abraham Sing’oei, Moses
Khaoya, Dr. Stanley Tarus and Philemon Samoei.