A day after the IEBC Chairperson, Wafula Chebukati announced the victory of Dr. William Samoei Ruto as Kenya’s President elect, many Kenya Kwanza supporters have flocked the streets to express their joy.
Residents of Bungoma County also joined the national celebrations and have been on the streets celebrating Ruto’s victory.
Ruto received massive support from Bungoma electorates and most of his Kenya Kwanza allies clinched seats in most positions like the gubernatorial seat, senatorial seat, Members of Parliament and Member of County Assemblies.
The residents are hopeful that the new government will improve their livelihood by lowering the cost of living and creating employment especially for the youth.
In addition the residents urged Ruto to fulfill his promise of reducing the price of farm inputs so as to improve farming given that Bungoma is an Agricultural County.
Notably, most of them commended Ruto’s idea of getting rid of the CBC curriculum saying it’s expensive to the local mwananchi.
The Boda Boda riders urged their governor-elect Ken Lusaka to help them acquire licenses and do away with County askaris (kanjos) who have been frustrating them on major markets like Malakisi.
They concluded by encouraging the new government to serve them diligently and fulfill their manifestos.
By Mercy Misiko