Kiminini MP Chris Wamalwa who is eying the Trans Nzoia gubernatorial seat in 2022 has promised to form an all-inclusive government comprising all communities in the region, in the event he triumphs.
The second time Ford Kenya legislator who hit the ground running two years ago, said he will ensure all communities residing in the cosmopolitan county are represented at the devolved unit.
“I will adhere to the Kenyan constitution which cites inclusivity as one of the pillars of governance to ensure both the majority and minorities have representation in the county government,” said Mr. Wamalwa.
He was addressing mourners at Liyavo area in Kwanza Sub County during the burial ceremony of Mzee Julius Maruti who was the father to the principal of Masaba Friends School Mrs Mary Maruti.
The legislator, for instance, opposed a proposal by Kwanza ward MCA Emmanuel Waswa to have Kwanza MP Ferdinand Wanyonyi contest for the senatorial seat come 2022.
“We can’t leave all the elective seats to the Bukusu community simply because of their numerical strength. We must exercise negotiated democracy in the interest of inclusiveness,” he said.
Mr. Wamalwa, who has the backing of Ford Kenya leader Moses Wetang’ula in his quest, further indicated readiness to face off emerging opponents who will square out with him at the ballot.
“I began my campaigns early and I have now engaged a high level gear. I am prepared to face anybody when the time comes since I know politics is a game of numbers,” said Mr. Wamalwa.
Apart from inclusiveness, Mr. Wamalwa also has promised to prioritise infrastructural development in the event he successfully successes Governor Patrick Khaemba in the next general elections.
Other contestants who have shown interest in the gubernatorial race include Kakai Bissau, Janet Nangabo, Dr. Abraham Sing’oei, Moses Khaoya, Dr. Stanley Tarus and Philemon Samoei.