The race to replace the late Otieno Kajwang as Homa Bay Senator has begun to take shape after TNA nominated its candidate on Wednesday.
Engineer John Ogolla will fly the Jubilee coalition flag after he was nominated to contest on The National Alliance (TNA) party ticket.
Ogolla was nominated at a closed door meeting held by branch officials at the Tom Mboya Hall in Homabay town.
It may have been smooth sailing for the TNA nominee, but as expected the main battle will be within ODM which is the biggest party in the region.
The ODM ticket has already attracted 6 serious candidates for the by election slated for February 2nd 2014.
The party has decided that the nomination exercise for the party will be conducted by bonafide delegates from Homa Bay County on Monday 15th December 2014.
After ODM leader Raila Odinga dismissed claims that he was interested in the seat, the following are now in the running for the party’s ticket according to KNA.
- Dr George Omburo
- Moses Kajwang, the late senator’s younger brother
- Caroli Omondi, a former aides to party leader Raila Odinga
- Innocent Masara, a businessman
- Silas Jack
- Hilary Alila, the Kenya Boxing Commission Chairman.
The ODM candidates were expected to hold a joint campaign rally on Wednesday at Rose Muhando grounds in Homabay town.