Mwambu Mabonga is the UDA Senatorial candidate under Kenya Kwanza in Bungoma County after he was cleared by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission in Bungoma Regional office.
Speaking after he was given a certificate by the IEBC to give him way to contest in the 8th December by-election, Mwambu urged his competitors to conduct peaceful campaigns and give Bungoma County residents time and opportunity to elect a leader who they believe that will oversight the County government and be able to fight for resources allocated to the County.
Senate Majority Whip who is also the Kakamega Senator, Bonny Khalwalwe urged Bungoma residents to elect a leader who will work closer with the President as he told them not to accept to be confused by parties but elect a leader who is in UDA the party led by the Head of State.
However, Khalwale rubbished the proposals of Fafi MP Salah Yakub about the President’s term limit and distanced the government and UDA party from the above claims saying the government of Kenya has the Constitution that every Kenyan upholds to, therefore, Fafi’s proposals were his as any other Kenyan who has freedom of speech.
Other candidates who were cleared are; Enock Makokha of Independent, Raidon Munoko (Independent) too.
On Friday, the Ford Kenya candidate, Wetangula’s aide Wafula Wakoli will be taking his documents to the IEBC.
Bungoma Senate seat became vacant after Wetangula who won in the August polls resigned and got elected as the National Assembly Speaker.
The seat has attracted more than ten contestants.