Former Deputy Administration Police Commandant Oku Kaunya has given the reasons why he is seeking the Teso North Parliamentary seat in the 2017 general elections.
Speaking during the Teso Cultural Festival at Kakapel Primary School, Oku said the Jubilee Government has refused to pay him pension for the 21 years he worked as a civil servant.
“I want President Uhuru Kenyatta to pay me my pensions,” he said.
Pressed to reveal the party in which he will seek his nomination, Oku said he was still courting the best party. “Like the King of Lesotho I will parade the ladies before deciding the best for me to marry,” he said.
Those seeking the seat also got the opportunity to tell the current MP why they feel fit for the job after the August 8th, 2017 elections.
A Nairobi-based Software Specialist and ODM Deputy Organizing Secretary for Busia County, Lawi Mamai said he had an elaborate agenda to steer the constituency to greater heights.
“Odera is my brother but I will try my luck to unseat him on an ODM ticket which is my party of choice. I will unveil my agenda for the people at an appropriate time,” he said.
Daniel Mogoria told Teso North residents who have acquired identity cards to register as voters in the mass registration exercise that will start on January 16th to February 15th.
George Okwara said respect for other leaders will be his cardinal rule, adding that he will return with a bang when the whistle is blown ahead of 2017 polls.
Shem Papa told the MP he has eaten meat while he was busy desiring it “Time for me to also eat meat is coming after the polls,” he said.