Kitui County woman rep race is wide open


The race to replace outgoing for Kitui county Woman Representative, Winfred Nyiva Mwendwa has turned out to be a heated contest as next month’s polls beckons.

Two of the four women seeking to be Kitui’s new county MP are all strong candidates and the win could go to either.

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Madam Nyiva opted to retire from active politics.

The four woman rep candidates for the August 8th race are from Jubilee Party (JP), Maendeleo Chap Chap Movement (MCCM), Independent and Wiper Democratic Party.

They are  Irene Kasalu of Wiper,  Sofia Hamisi running on Jubilee,  Jane Kibati, an independent candidate and…….. of Maendeleo Chap Chap.

Apart from Jane Kibati, who lost the contest for the seat to Nyiva Mwendwa in 2013, the rest are new entrants.

The incumbent’s decision retire from politics has thrown the race wide open for the two candidates (Jane Kibati and Irene Kasalu).

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