Governors’ seats some of the most hotly contested in Tuesday’s polls

August 7, 2017 11:18 am
The packaged ballots ready for delivery/FILE

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 7 – As Kenyans ready to cast their votes on Tuesday, there are epic battles that Kenyans are watching out for.

The Uasin Gishu governor’s  is hotly contested by the incumbent Jackson Mandago, who is vying on a Jubilee ticket and businessman Bundotich Zedekiah also known as (BUZEKI) who is an independent candidate.

The Bomet County governor’s race is also hotly contested by the incumbent Isaac Ruto one of the National Super Alliance (NASA) principles and Jubilee candidate Joyce Laboso. Bomet is an area which voted Jubilee in as a block in the last General Elections with most elective seats in the county being taken up Jubilee candidates. Ruto became the county boss on a Jubilee ticket but is now running under the Chama Cha Mashinani (CCM) party which he formed as a result of a fall out with the Deputy President William Ruto.

Kiraitu Murungi who is vying on a Jubilee ticket will be battling it with the incumbent Peter Munya who is running on a PNU ticket.

Busia’s Sospeter Ojaamong an ODM candidate will be battling it with Paul Otuoma who is running on an independent ticket.

In Kirinyanga county, Anne Waiguru of Jubilee and Martha Karua of NARC Kenya will be contesting for the county’s top seat.

The bid for the Machakos county governor’s seat is a tussle between the incumbent Alfred Mutua of Maendeleo Chap Chap and Wavinya Ndeti who is a Wiper candidate. Mutua was elected on a Wiper ticket but after differing with the Wiper party leader Kalonzo Musyoka, he formed the MCC party.

Kisumu incumbent governor Jack Ranguma who lost in the Orange Democratic Movement nominations will be vying as an independent and he will face off with Anyang’ Nyong’o who clinched the ODM ticket.

William Kabogo and Ferdinand Waititu are both in the Kiambu gubernatorial race with incumbent Kabogo having lost the Jubilee ticket to Waititu in the nominations.



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