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Speaker Ken Lusaka leading in Bungoma gubernatorial race, opinion poll shows

The Speaker of the Senate Ken Lusaka is in with a shout to reclaim the Bungoma gubernatorial seat in the August General Election.

According to an opinion poll conducted by Mizani Africa, Lusaka commands a 53.6 per cent popularity rating among the respondents.

He is closely followed by incumbent Wycliffe Wangamati who has 43 per cent.

Lusaka served as Bungoma Governor between 2013 and 2017 before Wangamati beat him in the 2017 polls. He has since been serving as Speaker of the Senate.

Wangamati will be seeking reelection on a DAP-Kenya ticket after ditching Ford Kenya.

On the other hand, Lusaka is gunning for the seat on a Ford Kenya ticket after quitting Jubilee and severing political ties with President Uhuru Kenyatta in favour of his Deputy William Ruto.

Bungoma is known to be a stronghold of Ford Kenya party leader Moses Wetang’ula who is gunning for a the third term as Senator.