Clan set to announce preferred candidate for Kisumu governor
The Dwond Kisumo clan from Kisumu West constituency says it is in talks with counterparts from Kisumu East, Kisumu Central, Nyakach, Nyando and Muhoroni
Just who will be endorsed by the Dwond Kisumo clan to run for Kisumu governor? Well, wait for an announcement on November 18.
Clan chairman John Ombija said Kisumu West people are participants in a dialogue that will determine officials of the next county government.
He said they are in talks with their counterparts from Kisumu East, Kisumu Central, Nyakach, Nyando and Muhoroni.
“At the back of our minds, we want to announce our position in the gov- ernance and management of resources in the county because we believe we have competent and highly intelligent people who can do that,” Ombija said.
He said there is need for inclusivity in various positions. Members of the clan said in the last elections, most of their people did not vie for key positions and were given a raw deal.
Lawyer Francis Wasuna said the counties and the national government should be inclusive.
He said residents should participate in governance and management of county resources.
“As Kisumu West constituency people, we want to participate fully in the dialogue that will form the next Kisumu government,” Wauna said on Tuesday.
Those in the race include Senator Anyang’ Nyong’o, WFP employee Asaka Nyangara, architect Christopher Ondiek, banker David Wayiera, former lecturer Gordon Okumu, businessman Hezron McObewa, surgeon James Obondi and Deputy Governor Ruth Odinga.
The Dwond Kisumo clan has urged county leaders to mobilise people to register as voters.
“The county government, including the MCAs, MPs and senators, should mobilise resources to ensure people get IDs and register as voters,” Michael Obadha said.
Businessman Hezron McObewa
Kisumu Senator Anyang’ Nyong’o
Kisumu Deputy Governor Ruth Odinga