Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala, who is the ANC candidate in the county’s gubernatorial race, has promised every bodaboda rider Sh1000 if he wins next week’s election.
Malala, who is contesting against Fernades Barasa of ODM, Cyrus Jirongo of UDP and Samuel Omukoko of MDP, has urged the riders not to report to work on August 9 but be on standby in polling stations to guard his votes.
“On that day, if you are a bodaboda rider, don’t go to work. Remain in the polling station and guard my votes, and when I will be sworn in as governor here in Bukhungu, I will give Sh1000 to any person who will come with a motorbike. That will be my payment for work well done,” he said.
The outspoken leader, speaking in yesterday’s Kenya Kwanza rally in Kakamega accompanied by DP William Ruto, said they are on the watchout to ensure his votes are not stolen.
He also urged youths to maintain peace during the elections.
“Please let us vote in peace. I want to tell all communities here in Kakamega that they should not be worried as we will not look down on any community,” he said.
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.