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Sunday, 7 December 2014

ALL SYSTEMS GO AS IEBC CLEARS CANDIDATES FOR MUTEMBEI WARD IN BUNGOMA

Aspirants were cleared by the IEBC at Endebess ready for Matumbei campaign for the ward’s member of the county assembly slated for December after the seat was left vacant following the death of Ronald Matong’olo.
Among those cleared were Ford Kenya candidate Boniface Sifuna, URP’s Philip Sakong, Safina’s Elijah Kamau, Stephen Simatwa for Agano party and NFK’s Judith Matong’olo whose clearance took more than three hours following an anomaly in her passport which was not clear.
Ford Kenya party Trans Nzoia chairman Ferdinand Wanyonyi said he has faith FK candidate will win and asked supporters to carry out peaceful campaigns. Wanyonyi rubbished women representative  Janet Nang’abo’s statement where she is said to have claimed while in Chalicha that FK was dividing Luhya unity arguing that the party should have  instead  supported NFK in the contest.
Wanyonyi, a former ally of the late VP Kijana Wamalwa, wondered why the women rep sought to have FK support NFK whilst they were two different parties with no coalition amongst them adding that if Jubilee was good enough, they would have stepped down for NFK since they were cohabitating in coalition.
“I rubbish Nangabo’s statement. Where does Luhya unity come in on this? She could have told URP to step down for NFK but not FK because for now these are two political parties with different ideologies and are not related in any way,” she said.
Endebess MP Robert Pukose also supported Wanyonyi’s sentiments on peaceful campaigns and asked other parties to preach peace in their campaign rallies saying that Matumbei ward rallies during the campaigns should not divide the residents and asked citizens to continue living peacefully.