Respective political parties are in silent war to have KETRACO CEO Fernandez Baraza as their flag bearer in the Kakamega gubernatorial race. This is despite the fact that Baraza is yet to make any official communication touching on his political ambitions.
While contacted, Baraza downplayed such talks but was quick to add that his main focus was at the Ketraco. Despite his straight denial, Weekly Citizen understands that the ground is ready for his leadership and his main strong hold is the rich Wanga voting block of Mumias , Mumias West and Matungu .
According to the latest record, Mumias East boasts of 45380 voters whereas Mumias West has 47492 voters while Matungu enjoys 61728 voters. The race to succeed Governor Wycliffe Oparanya is getting more interesting with reports that Raila Odinga led ODM party has dropped deputy governor Phillip Kutima like a hot potato.It was initially thought that Kutima was the man to watch but current happenings are clear picture that the party no longer has time for him.