Jubilee politicians who contested and lost in Western region will get state jobs, outgoing Bungoma Governor Kenneth Lusaka has said.
Lusaka, who lost to Ford Kenya’s Wycliffe Wangamati, said he and other losers are not worried as they are part of the government.
The politician campaigned for President Uhuru Kenyatta and DP William Ruto ahead of the election in which they faced NASA’s Raila Odinga (ODM) and Kalonzo Musyoka (Wiper).
“As Jubilee point man in this region and one who headed the party’s campaigns, I believe that even though I lost my seat I did a great job by ensuring Uhuru and Ruto get enough votes. We have four MPS up from the two we had in Bungoma and another four in Kakamega,” Lusaka said.
He added: “I am telling our Mulembe people that they are part of this government as they voted for Jubilee. We are waiting to receive our share soon for helping form the government.”
He addressed county executives at Rosewood hotel on Thursday.
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Jubilee also lost the women representative seat held by Reginalda Wanyonyi to Ford Kenya’s Catherine Wambilianga.
Independent candidate Mwambu Mabonga won the Bumula parliamentary seat previously held by Boniface Otsiula.
But the defeated county chief noted Uhuru’s party got 30 per cent of the votes in the region seen as an Opposition stronghold and which is home to two co-principals.
The other three NASA principals are Musalia Mudavadi (Amani National Congress), Bungoma Senator Moses Wetang’ula (Ford Kenya) and outgoing Bomet Governor Isaac Rutto (Chama Cha Mashinani).
Lusaka asked the incoming governor to incorporate all people, regardless of their political affiliations, as he forms his government.
He also asked the new regime to respect the projects that had been initiated by his government and accomplish pending ones.
On NASA, he praised Raila for deciding to move to the Supreme Court to challenge Uhuru’s victory.
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