Senatorial By-Election Kicks Off in Bungoma County

The Senatorial By-Election kicks off in Bungoma County on Thursday, December 8 Morning Hours with Polling Stations Opening at 6 AM in the County.

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission-IEBC announced the Vacant Position following Moses Wetangula’s Appointment as the National Assembly Speaker, who had been Elected to the Senator in the August 9 general elections.

PHOTO/COURTESY:The Senatorial By-Election kicks off in Bungoma County on Thursday, December 8 Morning Hours with Polling Stations Opening at 6 AM in the County.

Images shared on Social Media Platforms showed Voters Presenting themselves at the respective Polling Stations to Cast their Votes though in low numbers.

The National Assembly Speaker, after Casting his Vote, urged the people of Bungoma to Vote, expressing confidence that the turnout will increase throughout the day.

PHOTO/COURTESY:The National Assembly Speaker Moses Wetangula casting his vote in Bungoma County on Thursday, December 8, 2022.

“I am confident that the voter turnout will exceed by 50 percent which is typically good in a by-election. I also urge the residents to perform constitutional rights and elect the person who is fit for the Senatorial position,” Moses Wetangula said.

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Bungoma Senatorial seat has attracted 11 Aspirants who include Wafula Wakoli of Ford Kenya, former Bumula MP Mwambu Mabonga running on a UDA party ticket, and Wafula Wamunyinyi of the Azimio la Umoja coalition, Elias Barasa of People’s Empowerment Party, Fredrick Busolo-Vibrant Democracy Party, Aaron Wafula-Republican Liberty Party, Geofrey Barasa-National Ordinary People Empowerment Union, and Robert Sifuna-Roots Party of Kenya.  

PHOTO/COURTESY:The National Assembly Speaker poses for a photo while casting his vote at a polling station in Bungoma.

On the other hand, Julius Masinde, Radon Munoko, and Enock Opara are Contesting as Independent Candidates.

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Also, the IEBC is possessing 5 other By-Elections in Nairobi City, Kakamega, Narok, Kitui, and Siaya County Assemblies for Ololmasani, Kyome/Thaana, Utawala, and Mumias North and South Gem Wards respectively.

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