As Homa Bay Governor Cyprian Awiti’s second and final term is coming to an end, the succession race is on with some candidates positioning themselves for the oncoming vacancy.
A former Governor and Members of Parliament (MPs) are on the radar of upgrading from being lawmakers to Governorship to make the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) ticket to be hotly contested.
Dr. Evans Kidero– Wants to make history as the first Kenyan to serve in two different counties as a Governor.
Kidero was Nairobi’s first-ever Governor elected after the promulgation of the new constitution where he served for one term between 2013-2017, after beating Ferdinand Baba Yao Waititu of The National Alliance (TNA) to bag the city’s gubernatorial seat on an ODM ticket.
Kidero who lost to Mike Sonko in 2017 has since shifted his political base from the Kenyan capital to the countryside in Homa Bay.
Gladys Wanga– Has served two times in parliament as the Women’s representative of Homa Bay aims to be the first woman Governor from the Nyanza region.
If elected Wanga will become the first woman Governor elected on an ODM ticket as the Orange party has never elected a female in the gubernatorial race. So far only three women have been elected including Narc’s Charity Ngilu (Kitui, NARC) and the Jubilee Party duo of Anne Waiguru (Kirinyaga) and the late Lorna Laboso (Bomet).
John Mbadi– The former assistant minister now serving as ODM chairman and Minority Leader in Parliament on his third term as Suba MP wants to shift gears from being a lawmaker to a Governor.
Joseph Magwanga– Two times Kasibul Kando parliamentary seat MP, but lost to the incumbent governor Cyprian Awiti in the ODM 2017 gubernatorial nominations then he opted to contest as an independent candidate and was beaten.
Will Kidero make history by being the first Kenyan to serve two different counties as a Governor?
Will Gladys Wanga be the first woman Governor from Nyanza and the Orange party to be elected Governor?
Do you think that a candidate outside the ODM party can carry the day in the Homa Bay governorship competition?
Can John Mbadi’s influence as the ODM chairman gift him the plum job?
Is Joseph Magwanga still popular in Migori and a big threat in the race?
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