Webuye Const: Sambu defection complicates matters for Kombo

Alfred Sambu the embattled KFF boss previously chairman of the Kenya Power and Lighting Company (KPLC) has thrown his hat in the ring for Webuye seat on a Narc Kenya ticket complicating matters further for FORD K boss Musikari Kombo.

At a time when the Luhya unity crusade spearheaded by former Lugari MP Cyrus Jirongo is facing many hurdles, Sambu's challenge leaves Kombo little room for maneuver as he appears to have burnt his bridges with ODM.

As if everything is conspiring to put paid to Kombo's efforts at reclaimimng the Webuye seat and improving his political fortunes nation-wide, the emergence of a little known lecturer and computer consultant popularly known as "mwalimu" Leonard Wakoli is said to be causing the embattled FORD K boss waking nightmares.

The mwalimu is said to be already assured of massive support in Sithikho, Webuye, Bukoli, Misikho and Misemwa villages and locations where women, youth and churches said they were solidly behind the educationist as their MP Kombo failed to deliver and prefers to engage permanently in national political bickering which does not put bread on the table.

When he was contacted for comment on phone, the lecturer outlined among his vision for the constituency as setting up a Starehe model boys and girls schools to cater for bright but disadvantaged students and set up several schemes for elders, HIV/AIDS orphans, address the environmental pollution caused by Panpaer and to empower locals taking advantage of the proximity of the Eldoret airport and the Uganda border to boost trade and engage in horticulture for export.

He said the current MP had failed to address gritting problems like widespread poverty and poor infrastructure. He said people should not be overly concerned about which party one was vying under but that individual's ability to deliver although there were indications he would stand on an ODM ticket.

Kombo and Sambu will be squaring off in a bitter contest likely to work to the advantage of Wakoli.

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