Kabuchai politician Majimbo Kalasinga has been chosen to carry the Ford Kenya mantle in the forthcoming Parliamentary by election for Kabuchai constituency seat that fail vacant following the death of former MP James Lusweti.
Majimbo garnered 70 votes as his challenger Erick Wanyonyi, former Nakuru Deputy County Commissioner, got 32 votes.
Due to Covid-19 Ministry of health guidelines only party officials from Kabuchai ward were allowed to vote.
Majimbo Kalasinga has been eyeing the seat for many years but was always floored by the late MP James Lusweti.
Speaking to the press at Musese CDF offices, Ford Kenya party leader who is also Bungoma County Senator Moses Wetang’ula congratulated Majimbo for clinching the ticket.
He pledged to support Majimbo who will face off more than five other candidates and called on Ford Kenya party rebels to put their differences aside and make a comeback to the party.
“I want to be open and sincere to those who tried bringing some misunderstanding in the party that I welcome you back in the party. Let us work as a team as those who understand the genesis of Ford Kenya party cannot plan such evil deeds in the party, we must support each other to succeed,” Senator Wetang’ula said.
“If the self-proclaimed Ford Kenya party leader (Wafula Wamunyinyi) is a genuine and loyal party member let him come openly and field a candidate in Kabuchai by-election which is scheduled for 4th March 2021,’’ Bungoma senator said.
Kalasinga assured residents that he will work diligently if elected as their MP in the forthcoming by-election to succeed the late James Lusweti who was loved by many.
Kwanza Constituency MP Ferdinand Wanyonyi and his Kiminini counterpart Chris Wamalwa have vowed to support Majimbo Kalasinga.