Trans Nzoia: Wamalwa Unveils Running Mate

Ford Kenya Governor aspirant for Trans Nzoia Dr, Chris Wamalwa (Third left) and his wife accompanied by his running mate Bethwell Kirior (second left) and his wife keenly listen to words of encouragement by nominated MCA Milcah Sugut at AIC Chebarus church in Cherang’any constituency on May 20, 2022. Photo/Aspect News

Ford Kenya gubernatorial aspirant in Trans Nzoia Dr.  Chris Wamalwa has formally unveiled his running mate whose name was submitted to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries commission (IEBC) by the May 16, 2022 deadline.

Dr. Wamalwa settled on Bethwell Kirior, professionally a teacher residing in Cherang’any Sub County, to deputise him in his quest to succeed Governor Patrick Khaemba.

“It took wide consultations among communities in this county to arrive at Mr. Kirior as the eventual candidate for the running mate slot,” he spoke during the unveiling at AIC Chebarus grounds.

The event was preceded with a church service that was later followed by a coronation exercise overseen by elders from the Kenjin kaburwo Council of elders.

“I accept  the nomination  and promise to assist Dr. Wamalwa to deliver on his promise of transforming the economy of this great county,” Mr. Kirior said in his acceptance speech.

Ford Kenya party leader Moses Wetang’ula welcomed the choice saying the uniqueness of Trans Nzoia county which is cosmopolitan dictates that negotiated democracy must be embraced.

“We in Kenya Kwanza are committed to achieving transformation in this country through the right leadership. We call on residents to support their candidature,” said Senator Wetang’ula.

Senate speaker Kenneth Lusaka called on the electorate in the region to elect leaders with a track record of development as opposed to falling for mere promises.

Endebess MP Dr. Robert Pukose said Dr. Wamalwa’s track record as a parliamentarian makes him the best bet to be the next Governor of Trans Nzoia compared to his competitors.

Elgeyo Marakwet senator Kipchumba Murkomen said the team has what it takes to   implement the bottom up economic model through transformative leadership at the county level.

“Chris Wamalwa and Bethwell Kirior have all it takes to transform this county. We call on the residents to support their bid since they have been tried and tested,” said senator Murkomen.

Other leaders who graced the occasion were Nandi Governor Stephen Sang,  Uasin Gishu woman representative Glady Shollei, Trans Nzoia aspirants Henry Ole Ndiema, Allan Chesang (senator), Wesley Korir, Benson Milimo, (Cherang’any),  Lilian Siyoi, Eunice Karanja Woman (Representative) among others