Former AFC leopards chair cleared by IEBC to vie for Kakamega senatorial seat

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BY CG WRITER

Kakamega County Ford Kenya senatorial hopeful Sammy Aina Washiko has been cleared by the IEBC to run for the seat in the August polls.

Addressing the press after being cleared by the IEBC at Kakamega high school, he said  he will ensure there is equitable distribution of resources if elected by putting both the national government and the county government on checks and balances.

Aina who is former AFC leopards chairman said that the Jubilee regime and the County Government of Kakamega had neglected the youths and women and that one he ascends at the realm of power, he will legislate laws that will favor affairs of the youths.

“Am appealing to the youths to fight with their voter’s cards and not Machetes and ensure they elect me as one of their own to ensure they are adequately represented for the next five years,” he said

He said that his leadership skills was tasted when he was at the realm of power by turning the fortunes of the club’s performance at the Kenya Premier League (KPL) to top four and more so improved on players’ welfare

“ Through my own efforts as a senator I will establish football academies across all the wards of Kakamega County, erect recording studios for the youths who have talent in music and empower women in general so as to improve their standards of living,” said Aina

He also took issue with Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya for neglecting the northern part of Kakamega during his regime, arguing that the electorate should vote him out and vote for a governor who has their interests at heart.

He lambasted the governor for defying senate summonses to answer to audit queries raised by the senate, arguing that noes in the senate after the august polls, he will ensure all that resources that came to Kakamega that was spent fraudulently will have to be accounted for.

Aina also called upon the IEBC said asked the IEBC to ensure they conduct credible elections in the august polls.

“We will only accept defeat if the IEBC will conduct a free and fair elections for the senatorial seat in the august polls,” he said

Seth Panyako (ODM), Mukabwa Alex (Maendeleo Party), Mwonyonyo Carolyne Indasi (NLP), controversial Mahiakalo MCA Cleophas Malala (ANC) and Stanly Livondo of Jubilee