Veteran politician Koigi wa Wamwere has announced plans to succeed Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika in this year’s General Election.
“I will be vying for the Nakuru County Senatorial seat in 2022 on the ODM party ticket and I’m confident I will clinch the party ticket,” he said.
The former Subukia Member of Parliament appealed to Nakuru electorates to vet all candidates eying the seat based on their past record.
“I appeal to the residents of Nakuru County to do due diligence on all candidates vying for the senator seat and vet them to establish whether they are committed to fighting corruption and bad governance based on their past record and that is why I feel of all the candidates I fit the bill as I have been on the frontline to fight the vice at the county and national levels,” he said.
Wamwere unsuccessfully vied for the seat in the 2017 General Election but lost in the Jubilee Party primaries to Susan Kihika who is seeking to dislodge Governor Lee Kinyanjui.
Her decision to run for the governor’s seat has thrown the race for the Senate position wide open, with a number of aspiring candidates declaring their interest in her position.
Kaoigi wa Wamwere is expected to battle it out with former Nakuru Level Five Hospital medical superintendent Joseph Mburu, footballer-turned-politician Mike Weche, youthful politician Davis Ruto and Andrew Yatich who vied in 2013 and 2017.
Others include nominated MP Gideon Keter, Molo MP Kuria Kimani.
Already, aspirants have started engaging allies in consultative and town hall meetings aimed at strategizing on how to roll out campaigns.