Hot race in Bonchari as Candidates gear up ahead of Tuesday’s by-elections.

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MPs Vincent Kemosi and Joash Nymoko leading other Gusii MPs in rallying for the UDA Candidate Mama Teresa Oroo on Saturday Photo/Mary
MPs Vincent Kemosi and Joash Nymoko leading other Gusii MPs in rallying for the UDA Candidate Mama Teresa Oroo on Saturday Photo/Bricky

The legal window of campaigns ended yesterday at six pm two days prior to the Bonchari and Juja by-elections which will take place on Tuesday next week.

Thirteen candidates who were cleared by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to contest for Bonchari constituency seat went round and made their final pitches to the electorates to vote for them.

The seat fell vacant after the demise of the Former MP the late Oroo Oyioka who died after a long illness.

The seat attracted ten men and three women including the wife of the late MP Teresa Oyioka who is contesting under the United Democratic Alliance party (UDA).

Candidates and their supporters have pointed Fingers against security agencies for harassment and intimidation during their campaigns.

Jubilee candidate former MP Zebedeo Opore made his final campaigns and asked the electorates to come out in large numbers and vote for him.

“We preach Peace in the remaining two days and ask the Competitors to respect each other for a peaceful election,” said Kitutu South MP Richard Onyonka who is drumming support for the jubilee candidate.

Separately UDA candidate Mrs. Oyioka and her supporters traversed the constituency and called for support from voters to help her complete projects started by her late husband Oroo Oyioka.

“Am asking for your votes to do that I can finish the projects started by your late MP because I know the dreams he had for you but death took him before fulfilling them, “Said Teresa Oyioka.

Teresa called for a peaceful election and asked her supporters to come out in large numbers and vote for her.

ODM candidate Pavel Oimeke equally traversed in the constituency with his supporters and sold his ideas and asked for votes. Oimeke was accompanied by kisii Governor James Ongwae, Senator Sam Ongeri, and Woman Rep Janet Ongera.