Campaigns have a become an unending political drama for most Kenyan politicians. Barely nine months after the marred 2017 General Elections, politicians are busy on the road seeking new alliances to succeed or retain seats on the run up to the 2022 General Elections, 4 years away.
With the president being on record for slamming his Deputy William Ruto for his overbearing weekend rallies, terming it kutangatanga other than focusing on delivering his BIG FOUR agenda and development to Kenyans.
Siaya County arguably remains a County to watch come 2022, with the former gubernatorial candidate and former Rarieda member of parliament Hon. Nicholas Gumbo still hitting the ground running. This is despite his unsuccessful bid to unseat the incumbent Cornel Rasanga and consequently losing an election petition against the re-election of the incumbent.
The veteran politician has been spotted attending functions and fund raisers across the County with his latest being a donation of Kshs 100,000 to needy students in Memba Secondary School in Rarieda Constituency through the Rarieda Education Support Action Group (RESA); where he also launched a tree planting exercise Wapidhuri Yien (let us plant tress).
It is however unclear whether the former chairman of the parliamentary Public Accounts Committee (PAC) is still interested in succeeding Governor Cornel Rasanga. With speculations high that the current Senator for Siaya County James Orengo could also be interested in the succession race alongside Ugunja member of parliament and the current chairman of (PAC) Opiyo Wandayi.
The 2022 Gubernatorial race could intriguingly turn out to be a battle of the titans. Even so, he remains a politician not to be belittled as his influence and affluence in Siaya County has grown considerably.