The race for Vihiga county women representative 2022 has attracted various aspirants who have taken to the ground to unify
their support from the voters.
Those eyeing the seat and want to gauge their political muscles against the incumbent women rep Beatrice Adagala include nominated MCAs Violet Bagada (ANC), Jackline Mwenesi (PPK), Roda Mbandu, Lona Obiri, Mary Amalemba, Lucy Kamira, Mercy Adema, Ruth Bukachi, Winnie Majani among others.
Adagala still commands powerful political forces across the county. Adagala, who took from Dorcas Kedogo, enjoys strong support from many of her supporters. Adagala, elected on ANC ticket, is a performer, transparency and corruption free. Bagada, a former Kenya National Union of Teachers official is said to bank on the support of primary school teachers.
Mwenesi is hopeful of cruising against her opponents. She is in UDA, a party associated with William Ruto and was nominated as MCA former governor Moses Akaranga’s PPK party. Mwenesi has been seen moving around distributing chicks from Ruto’s Sugoi farm to farmers in the county.
She is likely to vie for the seat on UDA. Mary Amalemba, who vied in 2017 and was defeated by Adagala, is also determined to win the seat. Amalemba is from Hamisi and is determined to floor the incumbent. She is chief executive committee environment and natural resource and uses the position as the platform to market herself.
Ruth Bukachi comes from the large Bunyore community. She has taken to the ground solidifying support for 2022. Bukachi has been helping the poor in the county by building house for them. “I am in the race for women representative in 2022. I have taken to the ground seriously to ensure I familiarise myself with the electorate,” she said.
Majani from Hamisi is also determined to win the seat on UDA party. She has been going round empowering women and youth groups. Lona Obiri, Roda Kamira and Mercy Adema are among those floored by Adagala in the 2017 race and have since taken low political profile. Irene Otiato from Bunyore has also declared interest after she lost to Kedogo in the 2013 race.