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Bifwoli and Makali make final push

18 December 2013, 20:51 Sam Kinyua

Kakamega - Labor Party of Kenya candidate, Bifwoli Wakoli, took the last day of his campaigns to Mayanja, Malakisi and Luakhakha.

He appealed to voters to elect him because of his sober mind and his vision to transform education in the County by further ensuring Kibabii University College gets a charter.

He added that he would uplift the economy of the region by working hand in hand with the relevant authorities to restore the glory days when Webuye Pan Paper Mills was in operation.

“The economy of the entire Western region has gone down due to the collapse of Pan Paper and reviving it as a paper mill or fertilizer factory will be implemented. This will boost the economy of the County, give youths jobs and put Bungoma County back on the map,” said Bifwoli.

He asked his fellow candidates to stop playing retrogressive politics by belittling his stature and trading insults with each other. He said the aspirants should maintain a peaceful atmosphere in the County to attract investors.

He singled out Kakamega Senator, Boni Khalwale, for meddling in the politics of the County when he was supposed to be serving the constituents.

“Khalwale’s former area of jurisdiction is suffering from very high rates of poverty yet he is pitching tent here in Bungoma throwing all manner of accusations to leaders here. He should go back to his County to address the plight of residents there,” he said.

He told his Ford Kenya challenger, Moses Wetang’ula, and New Ford Kenya’s Musikari Kombo that the people of Bungoma are tired of their politics.

“My two brothers, Wetang’ula and Kombo, are fighting each other yet it is the people of Bungoma County who are facing the biggest brunt of this friction. I am the only person who comes with a clean slate to bring development to the people without any bitterness impeding my judgment,” said Bifwoli.

David Makali branded himself as a change agent, terming his rivals as old guards who have been tested and failed to deliver.

“Kombo, Wetang’ula and Wakoli served in the government and did not bring any meaningful development in the County. I am the right candidate to restore the hopes of the residents," said Makali.

The veteran journalist also dismissed Wetang’ula for allegedly planning to ride over the senatorial seat in order to realize his 2017 presidential ambitions. Instead, Makali argued that Bungoma needed a senator who will devote all his energy to better the lives of the people of the County.

“Those harboring presidential ambitions should keep off this race and leave it for those who want to serve the people of Bungoma genuinely," Makali noted.

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