KNC, JP, ODM make pitches to Kisii vot­ers

Ny­acheki MCA seat fell va­cant 4 months ago af­ter the death of MCA Peter Nyaega

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties Nyanza - BEN­SON NYAGESIBA @bnya­ge­siba

ODM, Kenya Na­tional Congress and the Ju­bilee Party lead­ers have stepped up cam­paigns for their can­di­dates in Ny­acheki ward, Kisii county, ahead of to­mor­row’s by-elec­tion.

The seat fell va­cant four months ago fol­low­ing the death of MCA Peter Nyaega.

On Sun­day, JP, led by Deputy Gover­nor Joash Maangi and Se­na­tor Chris Obure, urged res­i­dents to elect Maxwell Magoma. They said he can eas­ily work with the Ju­bilee ad­min­is­tra­tion to de­velop the area.

“I urge you to turn up in large num­bers on Wed­nes­day and vote in Magoma. He stands a bet­ter chance to bring de­vel­op­ment projects to the area,” Maangi said.

Obure said the time has come for res­i­dents to make an in­formed de­ci­sion ei­ther to be in gov­ern­ment or in the op­po­si­tion. “You must con­sider where you will reap more. I am op­ti­mistic you will vote in Magoma,” he said. KNC, led by South Mu­gi­rango MP Man­son Nyamweya, urged res­i­dents to vote for Caleb Ong’uti. He said those vy­ing on the ODM and JP tick­ets have noth­ing to of­fer. “They have been there and noth­ing tan­gi­ble can be seen,” he said.

Nyamweya ac­cused Ju­bilee of “us­ing Eurobond money” to woo res­i­dents to vote for its can­di­date.

ODM, led by Suba MP John Mbadi, Kisumu Se­na­tor Anyang’ Ny­ong’o, nom­i­nated Se­na­tor Janet Ong’era, Nyamira Gover­nor John Nya­garama and Homa Bay wo­man rep­re­sen­ta­tive Gla­dys Wanga, cam­paigned for Naf­tali Onkoba. “He will work with the county gov­ern­ment, which is led by ODM,” Mbadi said.

The ward has 10,000 reg­is­tered vot­ers in 23 polling sta­tions.

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