Lugari Constituency parliamentary candidate for the United Democratic Party (UDP), Bryan Munika Liseche, has revealed that he used Sh25 million in funding his campaigns for the August 9 general election.
Mr. Liseche, an ex-military officer, said he pumped the cash into his non-stop campaigns between 29th May (just after the IEBC officially gave a nod to campaigns) and 9th August, the day of the election.
The businessman turned politician revealed this while commenting on a story by the Western Kenya Times about a Lugari Ward MCA candidate who decided to go on vacation to cool his mind after a heartbreaking election loss.
“Tell him to be a man. It’s not a do-or-die thing. I started my campaigns in 2017 until August 9th (2022). I cannot account for what I have spent in harambees, school fees, solidarity, funerals, etc., ” he said.
The ambitious politician said the loss hasn’t shaken him and that he will be back to the race stronger and better this time eyeing the 2027 election.
“I don’t regret, I miss rallies. I am going to start immediately. It’s not for the faint-hearted,” he said.
Mr. Liseche, who garnered 5,562 votes, came fourth in a hotly contested race that invited 12 candidates. Nabii Nabwera carried the day after receiving 23,159 votes against 11,086 votes of Isaac Andabwa of DAP-K, who came second.
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