Aspirant for Bonchari Parliamentary seat in the forthcoming by-election slated for 18th May said he will push for innovative methods to end the challenges facing the area, including diminishing land ownership, abject poverty and joblessness.
Addressing the press at Gesonso area in Bogiakimu Ward, yesterday, Mr Charles Ndege Mogaka, who is contesting via Progressive Party of Kenya (PPK) said he will push for legislations that encourages e-farming techniques that he termed the only innovative approach to counter the emotive land issues in the area and mitigate against climate change which is a global problem.
Mogaka noted that poverty levels had gone up, especially due to Covid-19 pandemic pushing many residents to do menial jobs such as hawking in local towns and market places, promising to come up with an initiatives to create wealth.
Mogaka, 34, and a father of one is optimistic he will win the seat which has attracted 13 candidates, him included.
The seat fell vacant on February 15th this year following the death former legislator, Mr John Oroo Oyioka, after a long illness.
Among the contestants are Oyioka’s widow Teresa Bitutu of United Democratic Alliance (UDA), ODM’s Pavel Oimeke, a former legislator’s wife Mary Otara and Zebedeo Opore of Green Movement Party and Jubilee Party respectively.
Others are Eric Oigo of National Reconstruction Alliance (NRA), David Ogega of Kenya Social Congress (KSC) and Margaret Nyabuto of Maendeleo Chap Chap (MCC).
By Clinton Nyamumbo