Ford Kenya Party Women Representative candidate under the Kenya Kwanza Alliance, Susan Nakhumisha, has been endorsed by a section of Bukusu elders and her clan with 23 days remaining to the general election.
Speaking in a ceremony held in Kiminini, the elders, drawn from three categories that include the Bukusu Council of Elders and her clan, said the Holy Spirit has directed them to endorse her in order to represent the county in the National Assembly.
“We have got nine female MP candidates vying for this seat. The majority of them are Luhya, but we have not engaged them because God had directed us to release our blessings as elders to Susan Nakhumicha. We are praying for her journey to be successful and we want to ask all Luhya’s in the county to first show solidarity as a community and stand with her in the next general election,’’ said Peter Masinde, one of the elders.
On her part, Nakhumicha appreciated the elders for doing something that she did not expect. She asked the electorates to elect her in the coming election so that she can represent them in the National Assembly and bring funds that will empower youths, women, and people living with disabilities in order to equip themselves for a living.
Nakhumicha urged voters to avoid electing leaders with questionable integrity who may use public funds meant to help them financially.
Dr. Chris Wamalwa, the gubernatorial candidate for Ford-Kenya, present at the endorsement ceremony, called on electorates to vote for him as the next governor and for Deputy President William Ruto as the 5th President of the Republic of Kenya.
Mike Musungu is a reporter at Radio Simba in Bungoma and a correspondent of Trans Nzoia County for the Western Kenya Times.