MAYIAKALO ward representative Cleophas Malala will run for Kakamega senator seat in 2017 general election.
In the new lineup, Senator Bonny Khalwale will vie for governor, with Mumias East MP Benjamin Washiali as his running mate.
Former Parliament Speaker Kenneth Marende will contest Nairobi governor’s seat while ODM national youth chairman Rashid Mohammed will vie for the Mumias West parliamentary seat.
The declaration was made on Saturday at Shikumulo village in Mumias East constituency when Marende, Khalwale, Washiali, Mohammed and Malala announced they want to fight for the rights of residents, with a focus on sugarcane farming.
“We have joined forces with a common cause to address issues facing our people and come up with ways to tackle them,” Khalwale said.
“I will vie for governor of Kakamega with my friend Benjamin Washiali as my running mate because we are the only leaders from this county who are concerned with matters affecting our people, more so, cane farming.”
Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero has sued Khalwale for defamation for linking him to the Mumias Sugar Company financial woes.