In Summary
  • Mr Ranguma is defending his seat as an independent candidate.
  • Prof Nyong’o said he had initiated several projects during his tenure as Kisumu Rural MP.

Elders from the Kano clan have endorsed Kisumu Senator Anyang’ Nyong’o for the governorship post, dealing a blow to incumbent Jack Ranguma's re-election bid.

Governor Ranguma hails from Kano clan.

The Saturday declaration was made by more than 20 members of the Luo Council of Elders from the Kano community in Nyando sub-county.


Addressing journalists in Kisumu town, chairman Odungi Randa said they made the decision after wide consultation.

"We appreciate the role Ranguma has played but we ask him to retire peacefully."

"There are several jobs in the government and we hope in Raila Odinga’s government he will be able to serve as an ambassador or a PS (principal secretary)," Mr Randa, accompanied by Rose Ochieng’ and Charles Ondere, said.

He went on: "As for us, we will rally our community behind Prof Nyong’o come rain come sun shine because we believe, with his wealth of knowledge, he will be able to improve the status of our county."


The endorsement comes barely a week after the Luo Council of Elders chairman Willis Opiyo Otondi told residents to rally behind Nasa presidential candidate Raila Odinga and ODM party candidates.

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