Divisions rock the home of former Matungu Member of Parliament as his blood son Eugene Ambwere sets out to settle his political score with the mother following the death of the father Justus Murunga.
The deceased’s wife and son are currently awaiting clearance by the electoral body Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) as independent candidates to enter the race in replacing Murunga as the next Matungu MP.
The two are among 25 candidates who presented their papers seeking clearance from the Chebukati led commission, with Ambwere keen to strut in his father’s shoes.
“My intention is to complete the term that was left by my father. I understand a lot of ideas he had in mind for Matungu and I just want to fulfill them,” Ambwere said.
During the burial of the former legislator, his wife Christabel Murunga also expressed interest in the seat, stating that she is equal to the task of finishing Murunga’s work.
“My dear husband was such a darling to me. He was responsible, so caring and so loving. He was a good father to my girls. People of Matungu, I love you all. Now, I will double the love for you by adding his to mine. Do not worry at all. I will try to fit in his shoes,” she stated.
The seat has attracted a number of candidates with the Jubilee recently opting out in favor of other handshake collaborating parties.
The party Secretary-General Tuju cited the good relationship and relative peace that the country enjoys with the Jubilee party collaborating with ODM, Ford Kenya, ANC, KANU, and Wiper as one of the reasons for the decision.
Murunga died late last year on the Saturday of November 14 2020 after collapsing at home and was rushed to St. Mary’s Mission Hospital in Mumias, Kakamega County.