It is a big boost for Homa Bay senate aspirant Silas Jakakimba as Suba Elders endorsed his candidature, dealing a fatal blow to former chief of staff in the prime minister’s office Caroli Omondi among others.
Jakakimba who is set to officially launch his campaigns in Homa Bay town mid this week is also believed to have received the backing of Homa Bay Governor Cyprian Awiti as well as several ODM MPs and county assembly members from across Homa Bay County.
The Homa Bay senate seat has attracted the moneyed of Homa Bay county, with billionaires Hillary Alila and Caroli Omondi throwing their hats in the ring.
However, both Alila and Omondi are fighting off allegations of spoilers, as they are known Jubilee Alliance moles. Omondi is said to be a special advisor of President Uhuru while Alila is a long time business associate of former President Daniel Moi.
Legend has it that Alila is among the many affluent Kenyans whose names were used by Moi to hide his massive wealth, which explains the man’s source of vast resources.
The other candidates in the race are former NSSF Managing trustee and Nairobi businessman Fred Rabongo, former Rangwe MP Philip Okundi and diaspora based lawyer George Omburo.