Senatorial candidate opposes six piece voting

Homa Bay senatorial candidate on KANU ticket Tom Ojanga has urged voters to reject being coerced to vote six piece in the impending elections.

Mr. Ojanga said candidates vying with tickets affiliated to Azimio one Kenya coalition should get equal treatment as those of ODM party which is the dominant party in the region.

The KANU candidate also told his opponents to stop holding joint campaign rallies with their gubernatorial counterparts

Ojanga singled out Homa Bay Senator Moses Kajwang who is defending the Senatorial seat on ODM ticket.

The senator has been holding campaign rallies together with ODM governor candidate Gladys Wanga and the party’s woman representative nominee Joyce Osogo. The trio have been pushing for six-piece voting pattern.

In their campaigns rallies, Kajwang has been drumming up support for Wanga, saying she has experience and ability to develop Homa Bay County.

Kajwang argues that Wanga has shown good leadership as chairperson for finance committee in the National Assembly.

“Wanga has performed well in the finance committee of the National Assembly. I think she will do a good job as Governor,” Kajwang recently said in Mbita town.

On the other hand independent senatorial aspirant Keneth Kambona has also been holding joint rallies with governor hopeful Dr. Evans Kidero. Kidero is running on independent ticket.

Kambona has pegged his campaigns on change and wants Senator Kajwang to retire with outgoing Governor Cyprian Awiti.

“Homa Bay people need fresh leaders as Governor and Senator. Kajwang should retire with Governor Awiti because they have refused to transform Homa Bay County,” Kambona said.

But Ojanga is now criticising both Kajwang and Kambona, saying the duo cannot undertake their oversight role effectively should they get elected on grounds that they are close associates of the Governor aspirants.

The KANU candidate linked the alleged misuse of public funds by the current administration to weak oversight done by Kajwang.

“Senators are trustees of the electorate due to their oversight role they undertake in the Senate. Both Kajwang and Kambona cannot guarantee Homa Bay people serious check of their funds if they get elected,” Ojanga said.

Speaking to the press today in Homa Bay town, Ojanga warned residents against electing either Kajwang or Kambona.

He claimed Kajwang has already failed Homa Bay people by not being effective in oversight on prudent use of public resources.

Ojanga claimed that electing Kajwang and Wanga will be detrimental to Homa Bay because they will not deliver to the people.

Jack Aloo of Narc and Evelyn Atieno of DAP-K are also contesting senatorial seat.

“Let all senator contenders in Homa Bay campaign on their own so they can build trust of the people,” Ojanga added.



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