Buzeki with Mandago in 2017

Buzeki Supports Mandago’s Bid to Be Uasin Gishu Senator

Uasin Gishu gubernatorial aspirant Zedekiah Bundotich alias Buzeki has waded into a debate of whether Governor Jackson Mandago should vie for the Senate seat or not.

Mandago has already announced that he will be going for the seat in the August 9, 2022 election.

The governor is serving his second term.

Constitutionally, he is not eligible to vie for the third term.

His Senate bid has, however, been opposed by some politicians in the county, among them Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi.

Sudi, while opposing Mandago’s decision to join the Senate seat race said the governor should campaign for Deputy President William Ruto and wait for a ministerial appointment.

He also argued that the governor should wait for at least 5 years to have his performance audited before going for another elective position.

Mandago has since dismissed the MP insisting that he has a right to vie for any seat.

Commenting on the matter, Buzeki says nobody has a right to dictate who vies for which position.

The billionaire businessman insists that as long as the constitution does not stop Mandago from vying, he has every right to seek another elective position.

“No politician should tell the other not to vie for whichever seat. We must follow the constitution. If it says Mandago can vie for the Senate, and he wants to go for that seat then it is his right,” he said.

While a governor cannot serve for more than two terms, he is not barred from vying for any other elective position.

Buzeki and Mandago faced off in the 2017 gubernatorial race – twice.

They first battled for the Jubilee party ticket, and later in the general election – in both occasions, Mandago emerged victoriously.

As Mandago goes for the Senate seat, Buzeki is hoping he will this time round be lucky to win the gubernatorial seat.

Already, he has announced that he will be vying for the seat as an independent candidate.

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