Kabuchai, Matungu campaigns Close Ahead of Thursday Poll

Kabuchai and Matungu campaigns have been officially completed, ahead of by-elections slated for Thursday, 4th March. – By Gerald Gekara.

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) have less than two days to conclude training excercises for Political party and independent candidates Chief Agents in Kabuchai and Matungu Constituencies.

Who are the Contestants?

Ford Kenya’s Majimbo Kalasinga and UDA’s Evans Kakai have emerged as the men to beat.

Independent candidates include; Scholastica Murunga, Peter Kapanga, Evans Kakai, David kibiti and Amos Wekesa.

According to the books, Matungu Constituency has 62,386 voters who are expected to cast their vote to elect their next MP after the seat fell vacant following the death of Justus Murunga in November last year.

At least 15 candidates will battle it out in the race, with David Were(ODM), Peter Nabulindo(Amani National Congress), and Alex Lanya(United Democratic Alliance) viewed as the front runners.

Others are; Charles Kasamani(United Democratic Party), Faida Auma(Maendeleo Chap Chap) and Paul Achayo(Movement for Democracy and growth).

Independent candidates gunning for the seat include Murunga’s widow- Christabel Murunga, Eugene Murunga, Bernard Wakoli, Gregory Atoko, Kevin Borry Ncetuus, Wilberforce Lutta, Samuel Munyekenye, Anzelimo Kongoti and Athman Wangara.