President Uhuru Kenyatta was the biggest loser in the Nyacheki ward by-election that was held on Wednesday, contends History Prof Nyachieo Bogonko.
Uhuru’s Jubilee Party candidate Maxwell Magoma came in second after garnering 1,173 votes compared to ODM’s Naphtali Onkoba who got 2,216 votes of the over 6,000 votes that were cast.
And on Thursday, Bogonko challenged the President to review his Jubilee campaign team in Gusii if he is serious about winning votes from the region.
“Uhuru invested heavily in Nyacheki more than the ODM party. The DP was there while all the nine MPs from Kisii County pitched tent for a month and still could not deliver,” he said.
Bogonko added: “the loss was a blow to him and just shows how Jubilee is finding difficulty in winning Gusii people. To make matters worse, a number of Jubilee MPs were chased from certain regions with residents accusing them of pulling them to Jubilee forcefully.”
He said the President would bounce back should he consider dropping a number of his point-men from Kisii region who he accused of having a ‘tainted’ reputation.
Some of the Jubilee point-men from Kisii County include DG Joash Maangi, Senator Chris Obure, and MP Richard Onyonka among other lawmakers.