Akaranga’s deputy backs him for Vihiga gubernatorial seat

Vihiga County Governor Reverend Moses Akaranga’s bid to retain the seat received a major boost after his estranged deputy, Mr. Caleb Amaswache, publicly threw his support behind him.

The duo have had what pundits have described as a lukewarm working relationship since assuming office in 2013, a situation that compelled Akaranga to drop Amasachwe in favour of Dr Joseph Imbunya ahead of the August 8 General Election.

Imbunya hails from Tiriki’s largest clan, Valukhova in Hamisi Sub County, whereas Amaswache is a Munyore from Emuhaya Sub County.

But the latest twist of events, Amasachwe surprised many people when he personally led a campaign team at Shamakhokho village in Hamisi where he pleaded with the electorate to vote for his boss Tuesday next week.

Akaranga won the seat on his Progressive Party of Kenya (PPK) against a strong wave of United Democratic Front (UDF) during the 2013 General Election.

Insiders in Akaranga’s team told members of the press that Amaswache has been promised a plum job in case the governor retains the seat.

Source: Kenya News Agency