Kabondo Kasipul constituency in Homabay County does not have enough numbers to effectively tilt the scales to his favor in the upcoming 2022 gubernatorial race. This is according to former Nairobi governor Dr. Evans Kidero currently seeking to be the next Homabay county boss.
A source who confided to this publication on condition of anonymity says Kidero’s allies from the constituency are warning he is losing the little ground he had covered from April and that ODM’s choice of Oyugi Magwanga (a former Kasipul MP who also served as one of the legislators for the old Kasipul Kabondo ) as Gladys Wanga’s running mate continues to complicate the math for their camp in the constituency.
Homabay comprises Kabondo Kasipul, Kasipul, Rangwe, Ndhiwa, Karachuonyo, Suba North, and Suba South constituencies.
Dr. Kidero (from Rangwe) who is running as an Independent candidate after quitting ODM picked former Homa Bay public service board chairman Elijah Kodo from Karachuonyo for the deputy’s role, with the position of the County Secretary allocated to Ndhiwa electorates – one of the largest voting blocks in Homabay.
Supporting a little-known and unpopular Kenneth Kambona for the county’s senatorial seat is seen as an attempt by the Kidero camp to make Kasipul and Kabondo Kasipul constituencies feel accommodated in their line-up.
Tabitha Achieng Nyandiek from Suba is the former county chief’s choice for county Woman Rep.