By Brown Wafula
Popular Bungoma-based artist is crying foul after his name was struck off the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) Member of the County Assembly nominations list. Speaking to the press in Webuye town last week, a furious David Zakari said that he learnt that his name had been removed from the nomination list and replaced by a nominee from Rift valley.
The list of UDA nominated members of the county assembly in Bungoma are Rugut Angeline Chelagat, Kirui Eunice from Mt.Elgon and Sifuma Shillah, Democratic Action party(DAP-K)nominated Florence Juma, Metrine Nangalama and Alice Kibaba. On the other side, Ford Kenya nominated Catherine Kituyi, Dorcas Nakhumicha, Linda Wekesa, Everlyne Wabwire, Metrine Nangila, Bridgit Lusike and Maurine Katika.
Mr Zakari who was in 2015 gifted a vehicle by the then deputy president now President William Ruto has been instrumental in spearheading UDA campaigns in the Western region. “I am very annoyed after I learnt that I was shortchanged at the 11th hour and appealed to the President who is our party leader to intervene and have my name back on the nomination list,” said Zakari.
Zakari who was accompanied by a huge crowd who are his supporters is reeling in shock why his name was struck out and replaced with another person. “My name was replaced with a name that is not even a voter in Bungoma county,” added Zakari. He added that being a disabled person had called all the people living with disabilities to vote for the Kenya Kwanza government that will empower them.