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Kisumu Governor, Jack Ranguma

Jack Ranguma, Kisumu Governor, has dropped Deputy Governor Ruth Odinga as his running mate.

Ranguma who is seeking re-election as an independent candidate, has now picked Nyando sub-county Knut secretary Ephraim Kananga.

Ranguma and Ruth have in the past differed over county appointments, policies, nepotism and war on corruption.

Ranguma's deputy
Deputy Governor Kisumu County, Ruth Odinga

Kananga was unveiled at Tom Mboya Labour College shortly after IEBC cleared Ranguma to defend his seat as an independent candidate.

Ranguma said he settled on Kananga because of his youthfulness and for his involvement in trade unionism.

Addressing the press after presenting his nomination papers to IEBC, Ranguma said they are confidence that they will win on August polls.

“We enjoy a good working relationship with Kananga and we are focused on transforming the lives of county residents,” he said.

Ranguma reiterated his support to NASA presidential flag bearer Raila Odinga.

He said they will mobilise votes for Raila to ensure he wins the presidency.

“My running mate and I will do everything possible to ensure we achieve 100 percent voter turnout in the county,” Ranguma said.

Kananga said running as an independent candidate does not bar them from supporting Raila’s bid.

“We believe in democracy and with that, we will continue to market the ideologies and philosophies being championed by Raila,” Kananga said.