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Sunday, 22 February 2015

New candidate in Sirisia politics to change equation for Waluke

There is discontent in Sirisia constituency with voters said to be regretting electing area MP John Waluke whom they accuse of arrogance. Area constituents allege that since Waluke was elected, little has been done. It is  now said Waluke’s political career is in jeopardy and locals attribute the debacle to several factors, which could become issues during the campaigns. They include coffee, tea, infrastructure, education and security.
As if sensing a chance, aspirants are already on the ground. One of the most notable being Levi Makali who is   donating computers to schools and installing electricity. His youthfulness endears him to youngsters, but he will have to convince the electorate that he is not riding on his family’s big name.
On the other hand, MP has been lambasted for ignoring elderly voters and of rarely visiting the region unless during rallies. He has been accused of not supporting infrastructure and other development activities in the region. He has the support of elders and the academia in the Nzoia sugar belt that he represents, especially after the management changes at Nzoia Sugar Company two years ago.
Makali is seen moving around with Bungoma senator Moses Wetang’ula and observers it is believed he will run on Ford Kenya ticket.
Ford-K has an upperhand in the area due to leadership wrangles in ODM and the uncertainty in New Ford Kenya. Even as the NFK party competes with the lion’s slogan party, it appears unpopular among Sirisia residents.