Noah Wekesa

In the recently concluded Jubilee party nominations in Kwanza Constituency,Trans Nzoia county, Dr. Abraham Sing’oei won the Member of Parliamentary seat. Sing’oei, was battling it out with Joshua Werunga, a director in the Ministry of Water.

A dissatisfied Werunga sought to contest the results. The matter is yet to be resolved by the Jubilee party tribunal. It is however said that Noah Wekesa, former Minister for Forestry and Eugene Wamalwa, Cabinet Secretary for the Ministry of water, are going for a negotiated democracy.

A source says that the two, Noah and Eugene, want Dr. Sing’oei to relinquish the position. Trans Nzoia county has four constituencies, Cherangany, Endebess and Kwanza having been won by kalenjins, and Saboti  by a luhya. Kwanza constituents have however said that the leader of their choosing is Sang’oei and will not allow Werunga to be shoved down their throats.

” Let people elect leaders of their choice and not have them shoved down their throats,” the source said.

Should their plan succeed, Kwanza constituents have vowed to vote against the present government.

”If their plan succeeds, Jubilee party will be a thing of the past in Kwanza. We will vote against present government,” the source added.

It has also been said that the people of Kwanza are unhappy with the way the Deputy President, William Ruto, has been handling the matter.

Three Jubilee members in Trans Nzoia county had in the recent past dismissed  Noah Wekesa’s proposal on negotiated democracy.

They are Josephat Ekidor, Senator hopeful Peter Chemuigut and woman representative Janet Nangabo.

Ekidor said the arrangement should only apply to the governor and the deputy governor. Wekesa had said the governor should be a Luhya and the deputy a Nandi.

He also suggested the woman representative be from the minority Kikuyu community.

This would mean Nangabo would be replaced by Eunice Karanja, who emerged third in 2013.