Thursday, December 17, 2020 –Orange Democratic Movement ODM Party has asked their members willing to contest for Matungu’s seat to register for party nominations.
On Thursday December 17th afternoon, through the party’s National Elections Board NEB, they released the official statement just a day after the IEBC gazetted the position up for grabs. The Star reported.
ODM’s NEB Chairperson Catherine Muyeko Mumma has since asked all those interested to tender their applications at the Orange House by end of Monday December 21, 2020.
According to the electoral commission’s Chairman Wafula Chebukati, the mini-poll will be held the same day with five other affected Wards. He named Uasin Gishu’s Huruma, Hells Gate and London both in Nakuru, Kiamokama in Kisii and Kitise/Kithuku in Makueni County.
The @IEBCKenya has released the timetable for the by-elections in the vacant positions across the country. We are here-by asking interested party members to apply for the positions on our ticket. pic.twitter.com/c8hawjLPmu
— The ODM Party (@TheODMparty) December 17, 2020
The late MP Justus Murunga – MP Matungu – died on a suspected Covid-19 virus. He would later be buried at his Mumias rural home. He was elected through Musalia Mudavadi’s Amani National Congress ANC Party.
And if Odinga’s party will go ahead and make good their threats to field a candidate, this may be another fierce political contest that may see him buried for good or win back his support after losing in the recent Msambweni race which was won by DP Ruto’s favourite candidate Feisal Bader Abdallah.
Ruto who was Murunga’s master, may also show up in Matungu through someone able following his exemplary performance in the last mini-polls.