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Nyamira deputy boss joins governorship race – Weekly Citizen




It is official! Nyamira county deputy governor Amos Nyaribo will be in the race and he joins the growing list of aspirants in Nyamira county gubernatorial election as Gerald Orina, a long time high school principal also enters the race. The two new entrants now join the long list of the to seat’s hopefuls. It is said his current boss John Nyagarama, is not backing Nyaribo on grounds that he wanted to oppose him in 2017 and was prevailed not to.

Nyamira deputy governor Amos Nyaribo

His move got Nyangarama off guard and almost cost him the seat as he did not have a running mate having banked on Nyaribo. Others say Nyaribo was compromised with millions of shillings by the governor to relinquish his bid and become Nyagarama’s running mate, something Nyangarama has not forgiven him to date. Nyaribo has been Nyagarama’s deputy for two terms. In 2017, he wanted to go for the top seat until Nyagarama team persuaded him to deputise Nyagarama who ‘s victory was threatened by the Jubilee wave which managed to win women rep seat (Jerusha Momanyi), Kitutu Masaba (Shadrack Mose), North Mogirango (Joash Nyamoko) only for Nasa to win only two MPs Borabu’s Ben Momanyi of Wiper and West Mogirango (Vincent Kemosi) Ford Kenya.

Nyamira governor John Nyagarama


Nyaribo who joined hands with Nyagarama to beat rivals in two elections worked with Industrial Commercial Development Cooperation in a number of regions and the party headquarters feared him for his campaigns since he never carry any road campaigns but he is good at making inroads and door-todoor campaigns. Nyaribo who has been silent on his future political plans has at long last reaffirmed his supporters that he will be in the 2022 governor’s race, asking them to remain calm as he plans for his victory.

Borabu MP Ben Momanyi

Gerald Orina, who was last principal of Nyambaria National School before he was moved to Rift Valley is another new entrant joining Ben Momanyi the Borabu MP, Walter Nyambati who lost to Nyagarama, Mwancha Okioma, and Joseph Kiangoi, among others. With some two years and a few months remaining to determine Nyagarama successor, only time will tell who that will eventually be.

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