For­get rowdy young men, Makali uses a bevy of beau­ties to win Bun­goma votes

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties -

It is a com­mon sight in Kenyan pol­i­tics – a politi­cian walk­ing into an event sur­rounded by rowdy, shabby, some­times drunken, young men. Not a few scuf­fles have bro­ken Not so for Bun­goma Se­nate as­pi­rant David Makali. He is go­ing around sur­rounded by a bevy of beau­ties. He has been spot­ted in churches, at fundrais­ers, funer­als and other events with the beau­ti­ful young women wear­ing T-shirts and caps printed with his im­age and name. They give out free­bies with brochures out­lin­ing his agenda. The group takes pho­tos and self­ies and posts them on so­cial me­dia. Makali has promised to work closely with the youth to change the Bun­goma lead­er­ship. He is the sec­re­tary gen­eral of the Labour Party of Kenya. Makali will run against Ju­bilee Party’s Eubas­tus Mukhwana and busi­ness­man Len­drix Joseph. It is un­clear whether for­mer We­buye MP Musikari Kombo and for­mer Bu­mula MP Bif­woli Wakoli will be in the race. In­cum­bent Moses We­tang’ula has an­nounced he will run for Pres­i­dent next year.

/ BRIAN OJAMAA

Bun­goma 2017 Se­nate as­pi­rant David Makali flanked by pretty girls who are part of his cam­paign team in Bun­goma town

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