The outgoing Trans Nzoia governor, Patrick Khaemba, has announced that he will reveal the candidate he will support to succeed him in the August 9 polls soon.
Khaemba, who spoke to the media in Kitale, said he has all the rights, constitutionally like any other Kenyan, to support, fund and vote for the candidate of his choice.
The governor warned those eying for the gubernatorial seat in the county to stop attacking him about the projects he has not completed, saying all pending projects will be finished before he leaves office.
Khaemba said for 58 years the county had no Teaching and Referral Hospital but now the current hospital, which is about to be completed, will also serve patients from other counties and neighboring Uganda.
He added that the Trans Nzoia Teaching and Referral Hospital will be operational before he exits, cautioning those eying the gubernatorial seat not to inject politics into his project.
He challenged them to think broadly about what they will deliver to the people of Trans Nzoia if elected rather than riding on his unfinished projects.
Governor Khaemba, who was elected on the FK ticket, is serving his second term.
Those eying the gubernatorial seat include former Rift Valley Regional Commissioner George Natembeya, Doricus Njenga, Moses Khaoya and Philemon Samoe.
Khaoya and Doricus will battle it out for the ODM ticket, while Samoe will fly on the UDA ticket.
Mike Musungu is a reporter at Radio Simba in Bungoma and a correspondent of Trans Nzoia County for the Western Kenya Times.