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Political temperatures in Mulembe nation rise as party hoping begins ahead of August polls

Barely three months after its formation, the Democratic Action Party of Kenya (DAP-K) has continued to heighten its popularization campaigns across Western region.

Early this week, the party received defectors from Federal Party of Kenya, Amani National Congress and Ford Kenya.

Andrew Kutitila who has been one of the Federal Party of Kenya regional leaders together with three of his members joined DAP-K at Amahoro Stadium, Sikhendu Ward in Trans Nzoia County.

The new members were received at DAP-K in an event attended by Defense CS Eugene Wamalwa and DAP-K party leader Wafula Wamunyinyi who is also Kanduyi Member of Parliament Kanduyi.

The leaders were attending the final match of Kutitila New Year football tournament.

“We started this tournament to show support for the young people from this region and encourage them to pursue their talents,” remarked Andrew Kutitila, the chief organizer of the tournament.

Defense CS Eugine Wamalwa addressing the public in Trans Nzoia (Photo: Bonface Tengeya)

From Bungoma County, DAP-K reaped four members of the Ford Kenya Party, with Bukembe East Ward Member of County Assembly Anthony Lusenaka leading the defectors.

Speaking at the event, CS Wamalwa said it was time to change leadership of the region, rallying his support for the DAP-K.

Wamalwa also announced his support for Rift Valley Regional Commissioner George Natembeya’s gubernatorial candidature. He described Natembeya as the surest bet for the people of Trans Nzoia if they aspired to realize progress and development in future.

On his part, Wamunyinyi applauded the new members saying they had made an important decision by joining his new outfit.

The formation of the DAP-K has thrown the area voters into confusion, as this adds to the many parties associated with the region.

This happens as Ford-K, ANC, ODM and UDA remain equally popular in the region.

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