Kabuchai Parliamentary by election raises political temperatures

The yet to be slated Kabuchai Parliamentary by election is already raising political temperatures between supporters of Bungoma Senator, Moses Wetangula and Devolution Cabinet Secretary, Eugene Wamalwa putting to test the recent political peace deal between the two leaders.

The election of Kabuchai MP James Mukwe who vied on a Ford Kenya ticket was nullified by the court of appeal after his main challenger Nabangi Tale, an independent candidate challenged his win.

The Court of Appeal sitting in Kisumu late last month nullified the election of Kabuchai MP James Mukwe a Ford Kenya legislator, after Nabangi Tale who vied on an independent ticked appealed against a High Court ruling in Bungoma that had earlier upheld Mukwe’s win.

The turn of events has seen heightened political activities between the supporters of the two even before IEBC declared the seat vacant.

The supporters rivalry might also put to test the recent handshake between Ford Kenya party leader Moses Wetangula and devolution Cabinet secretary Eugene Wamalwa, who the embattled MP had accused of influencing the court of appeal ruling.

Speaking in Kabuchai constituency Bungoma County, Wamalwa affirmed that their unity with Wetangula will not be affected by any by election.

Elsewhere, Bungoma leaders have called on Nzoia sugar chair to sack all corrupt officials whom they claim have been part of the collapse of Nzoia Sugar Company.

Led by former Kanduyi Mp Alfred Khang’ati, the leaders questioned why the chairman had taken long to crack the whip at the expense of Farmers who are wallowing in poverty.

The leaders at the same time called on the government to save the sugar sector from cartels and illegal importation of sugar.


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