Bungoma County Senator hopeful Mwambu Mabonga has said that Bungoma needs a courageous senator who can face President William Ruto and remind him of his promises to the people of Bungoma, not a remote-controlled Senator. Speaking at a funeral service in Kanduyi, the former Bumula constituency MP called on the Ford Kenya party to stop imposing candidates on the people arguing that if Wafula Wakoli will be elected as Senator then work will not be done.
Mwambu argues that he is courageous enough and fits in Moses Wetangula’s speaker’s shoes saying that he can question governor Lusaka on how public funds are utilized in the county.
“The Ford Kenya candidate that they are trying to impose on us cannot play his oversight role well as he has never done it before, I am a person who has been in parliament and I know what should be done,” he said. He added if elected as Senator he will go the extra mile and engage President William Ruto to better the region.
“This time round we are very proud as a community, we want to utilize this Kenya Kwanza government to the fullest so that after ten years we would have benefited,” he said. The former lawmaker argues that he is the one who understands the Kenya Kwanza manifesto and if elected the Senator he will sit with President Ruto on some of his promises to the people of the western region.
Mwambu trashed his opponents for fueling propaganda on social media that he withdrew his candidature affirming that he is firmly in the race to succeed Mr Wetang’ula. However, he argues even if the UDA party decides not to give him a nomination certificate to contest he will go the Independent way to ensure that he captures the seat.
“Politics is all about interests and propaganda some have started creating propaganda that I am not in the UDA, let me clear the air by saying that even if I am not given a UDA nomination certificate I will still go an Independent way, I have ever been denied a nomination but by the grace of God I managed to sail through,” he said. Mwambu’s opponent Wafula Wakoli of Ford-K on Tuesday received a major boost after Kimilili MP Didmus Barasa threw the weight behind his bid calling on Kimilili voters to elect him on December 8th as the Senator. Barasa was relieved after a Kakamega Court lifted orders imposed against him not to step foot in Bungoma following his alleged shooting incident.
By Brown Wafula