- Bonny Khalwale
Otherwise known as the bullfighter from Khwisero, Dr. Boni Khalwale, the first Senator of Kakamega County, boasts 1.3 million followers on Twitter.
Khalwale is trying to make a return to the seat on a Kenya Kwanza ticket after he tried the gubernatorial post but lost to Wycliffe Oparanya (who has served two terms since 2013) in 2017.
- Johnson Sakaja
Sakaja’s popularity has grown in recent days following the controversy surrounding the authenticity of the degree certificate that he presented to the IEBC for verification to vie for the Nairobi gubernatorial seat.
The current Nairobi Senator has amassed 986.9 followers, coming in as the second most followed Luhya politician on the blue app.
A former chair of SONU, Sakaja has served as a nominated MP for TNA from 2013 to 2017.
- Musalia Mudavadi
Mudavadi, party leader of ANC, is no doubt the most popular politician from the Mulembe community. He unsuccessfully ran for the 2013 general elections and now supports DP William Ruto’s 2022 presidential bid.
Mudavadi, who hails from Mululu in Vihiga County, boasts of 818.2k followers on Twitter, coming third as the most followed politician from the Luhya community.
- Edwin Sifuna
Edwin Watenya Sifuna is a city-based politician and a seasoned lawyer. He is the current secretary-general of the ODM party and hails from Bungoma County.
Sifuna ran for the Nairobi County senatorial seat but he, together with others, lost to Johnson Sakaja.
He boasts of 595.4k followers on Twitter.
- Francis Atwoli
Francis Atwoli a long-term secretary-general of the Central Organization of Trade Unions (COTU) in Kenya and a right-hand man of Azimio la Umoja presidential flag bearer and ODM leader Raila Odinga.
Atwoli, who was born in Kakamega County, is ranked as one of the wealthiest personalities not only in Luhyaland but also in the whole country.
Atwoli has 256.4k followers on Twitter.
Sam Oduor is the editor-in-chief at the Western Kenya Times who leverages the power of the Internet in telling stories that shape opinions.