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Parties continue to field candidates for  Kabuchai mini poll

The Federal Party of Kenya has unveiled its candidate for the Kabuchai by election slated for March 4th.

            The seat fell vacant following the death of area MP James Mukwe Lusweti  at a Nairobi hospital after a long battle with arthritis and gout disease.

           Amos Wekesa Wafula was on Wednesday given a certificate to vie for the seat by the party’s chairman Andrew Kutitila. He was also given a certificate to be a full life member of the FPK.

           The event, held at Iconic hotel in Chwele Kabuchai ward, was attended by party officials from the national office and members from across Bungoma County.

            Kutitila said that as a party, they strongly believed that Amos Wekesa Wafula has all it takes to steer Kabuchai into greater heights in matters development.

           “We as a party believe in peaceful polls and that is why we shall be campaigning here peacefully without inciting nor abusing anyone,” he said.

            He said that Amos who has worked with several NGOs across the world has proven with time that he was a focused and visionary leader and would fit in the shoes of Lusweti.

            “We as a federal party have a national outlook with officials from across the country and we are definitely sure that we are going to win this seat,” he said.

             Our treasurer Mwangi is from central, Secretary General is from Nyanza while the chairman is from Coast,” he said.

     `    “We have close to eleven MCAs countrywide who will all be camping here to drum up support for our candidate,” he said.

             He called for peaceful campaigns that should not be marred with violence, hate or chaos.

              “I want to call upon other party leaders to know that Kabuchai does not belong to a particular party and residents will decide who will be their MP,” he said.

                Amos said that he was happy to have been fronted by FPK to contest for the seat and promised not to let the voters down.

               “I am running because I believe am a neutral candidate with a new face and am entering into a system that is corrupt and I want to destroy that bad system,” he said.

                He said that he is guided by integrity, energy and respect for wananchi and would fight for the rights of the downtrodden.

By Roseland Lumwamu

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