Trans Nzoia County Governor hopeful George Natembeya has unveiled his choice for deputy ahead of the Monday May 16, 2022 deadline set by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).
The former Rift Valley Regional Commissioner on Friday unveiled Mrs. Philemona Bineah Kapkor as his choice for deputy governor at an event held at Democratic Action Party of Kenya (DAP-K) headquarters located at Chui House, Nairobi.
Philomena is a banker and Natembeya believes her experience and expertise will help the Tans Nzoia County grow should he clinch the county’s topmost seat.
Natembeya’s main opponent is Kiminini Member of Parliament Chris Wamalwa who is vying on a Ford Kenya ticket.
Migori gubernatorial candidate John Pesa unveiled veteran journalist Matiko Bohoko as his running mate.
Kisii gubernatorial candidate Sam Ongeri unveiled Engineer Josiah Maaga as his ticket-mate.
Busia gubernatorial hopeful Moses settled on Tom Ipomai as his running mate.
Defence Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa who is the DAP-K party patron used the event’s opportunity to tell ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi and his Ford Kenya counterpart Moses Wetangula that the power-sharing deal they signed with DP William Ruto is a scam.
Both Mudavadi and Wetangula have been promised 30 per cent of the government should Ruto win the August 9 presidential election.
However, the promise comes with a rider that the two politicians must deliver at least 70 per cent of the Western Kenya votes. That is around 1.8 million votes.
Should they succeed in that quest, and Ruto wins the presidency, then Mudavadi will be appointed the Prime Cabinet Secretary and Wetangula the Speaker of the National Assembly.