Homa Bay leaders want Cord leader Raila Odinga to fill the vacant county senatorial seat following Otieno Kajwang’s death.
Nyatike MP Omondi Anyanga, speaking on behalf of the MPs, said Raila is the only politician who is capable of replacing Kajwang who died two weeks ago.
“We as the leaders of Homa Bay county want former Prime Minister Raila Odinga to honour Kajwang by contesting for the Homa Bay Senatorial seat,” Anyanga said at a press conference in Nairobi on Wednesday.
“My first choice for Homa Bay senator is the former prime minister Raila Odinga,” Kibera MP Kenneth Okoth posted on his Twitter account.
This comes after the IEBC on Monday set February 2 as the day for the Senate seat by-election.
The law of Kenya requires that a by-election be held within 90 days from when a seat is declared vacant.