Only two years to the next general election whereby politicians are warming up to take up seats while others will defend their seats .
In Kisii county Gubernatorial has attracted more politicians who want to succeed Governor James Ongwae who has served his two terms as per the constitution.
Unlike in 2017 where we had nine candidates who were Christopher Obure who hails from Bobasi , Mr Manson Nyamweya (KNC) from South Mugirango , Mr Kepha Mogeni (PPK), Mr Lumumba Nyaberi (Wiper) from Bobasi , Mr Samwel Nyamao (Independent), Mr Charles Bagwassi (Chama Mwangaza Daima), Mr Boniface Omboto (Maendeleo Chap Chap) and Dr Charles Omwega (NLP).
The seat seems to have more candidates in 2022 if all those who contest in 2017 will be the ballot including those who have shown interest like Ezekiel Machogu current Mp Nyaribari , Rachel Otundo , Former South Mugirango Mp Omingo Magara, Dagoretti south MP Simba arati , Kitutu chache south Mp Richard Momoima Onyoka among others.
Others have declared publicly like former cabinet Minister Chris Obure who is currently the Chief Administrative Secretary in the Ministry of Transport, also served as senator from 2013 to 2017 after losing the gubernatorial seat to Ongwae in 2017 .
According to Obure he is still strong enough to vie for the seat and has the experience to serve the people of Kisii for one term as the governor before retiring in 2027.
Obure who is 79 years old said that he is not too old to vie for the position by dismissing his critics for the propaganda in social media equating him to former Zimbwambe President the late Robert Mugambe. The CAS who was speaking in Gusii recently added that he believes that he will win the Kisii governor’s seat.
In another another hand Nyaribari Masaba member of parliament Ezekiel Machogu who a section of his Constituents accused him for abonding them for the county seat.
According to him he has not abandoned his people he only declared his interest for the big seat after the record he has set in Nyaribari masaba for the period he has been in office is a clear testimony that he can transform Kisii county once elected .
Adding that his decision to go for the top county seat was reached by leaders from the area late last year.
Machogu who hails from Nyaribari the same as Senator ongeri who has also shown interests for the seat according to his supporters, this make the game from Nyaribari to be trick as they will be forced to front one candidate including having Rachel Otundo among other candidates from Both Myaribari.
Ongeri who set a comeback in 2017 after winning the Kisii senatorial seat through ODM , he believes that his political ambitions were still bright.
Rachel Otundo who also believes that its time for Women to take up the seat as other regions have done ,hence she is the preferred women candidate come2022
Deputy Governor Joash Maangi, who has since the start of the year has not attended any function with Governor Ongwae also believes that he has what it takes to succeed his boss for serving as his deputy for two terms.
According to Him he is the preferred Candidate by having the experience of serving as the DG for two terms and nothing will stop him from vying even if the system does not support him and vowed to battle it out with opponents.
Simba Arati is another candidate from Bobasi but currently Dagoreti North Member Of parliament who have declared his interest for the seat through his supporters releasing press statements that he is still in the race .
Recently during a press conference organized by Simba supporters they called upon whoever saying that Simba has withdrawn from race to be aware that Simba has set his mind for the top seat.
Simba through an initiative of helping the need more so building the house has seen popularizing him more in the region.
Another Politician is Omingo Magara of People democratic Movement , according to him it’s time for PDP to produce a governor who can transform Kisii county.
The entering of Omingo to the race complicates matters to also Former South Mugirango MP Manson Nyamweya, who made his first attempt on the county seat in 2017 and lost to Ongwae who has also shown making a comeback through Kenya National Congress.
Momoima Onyoka who hails from Kitutu where Ongwae comes, will be vying for a seat this makes others from Nyaribari, Bomachoge, Bonchari and South Miguirango to go back to drawing since he is the only from Kitutu has shown interest unlike other regions which has more than people .