MP Wamalwa seeks support for gubernatorial bid from Sabaot elders

Kiminini MP Dr. Chris Wamalwa(in green) poses for a photo with elders from the Sabaot community at the homestead of former Mt. Elgon MP Wilberforce Kisiero after a consultative forum to seek support in his 2022 Trans Nzoia gubernatorial bid. Photo/Courtesy

Kiminini MP Dr. Chris Wamalwa has received a boost in the quest to succeed Trans Nzoia Governor Patrick Khaemba in the 2022 general elections after his bid was backed by a section of Sabaot Elders.

The occasion which was held at the homestead of former Mt. Elgon MP Christopher Wilberforce Kisiero saw the elders commit to rally the community to support Dr. Wamalwa saying he is better placed to serve their interests as a community.

“We have seen Dr. Wamalwa’s track record during his tenure as an MP for Kiminini. We are sure that he will spearhead the development agenda of this county if elected the second governor,” noted Mr. Christopher Saekwo.

The elders further offered their traditional blessings to the legislator saying he has demonstrated a desire to unite all the communities residing in the county which is cosmopolitan in nature.

Saboti MCA David Kapoloman said the time has come for the community to read the political mood of the electorate by teaming up with a candidate who has the development agenda of the region at heart.

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“I am urging you my people not to repeat the mistake of confusing national politics with the county ones. We must align ourselves with candidates who have demonstrated the will to address the challenges of Trans Nzoia,” said Mr. Kapoloman.

Dr. Wamalwa promised to have an inclusive approach in his leadership if he succeeds to become Governor saying he is fully aware that cohesion would be instrumental in achieving the development goals.

“I am aware that Trans Nzoia is a small Kenya and thus my candidature is not grounded on a tribal agenda but rather a unifying agenda that is in line with the spirit of our constitution,” said Dr. Wamalwa.

The MP has had a similar agreement with elders from the Nandi and Marakwet communities will face off with Maurice Bissau, Dr. Abraham Sing’oei, Moses Khaoya, Andrew Wanyonyi, Philemon Samoei, Janet Nangabo, Julia Kichwen and Teresa Metto among others.