Move over Livondo, there is a new loaded person in town. The latest entrant for the Kakamega governorship seat has left tongues wagging. She is eyeing to unseat Wycliffe Oparanya in the 2017 General Election.
Mabel Muruli, a UK-based businesswoman with a purse that seemingly has no bottom, recently made an impromptu visit to Kakamega town where many boda boda operators closed business after a day in the office with Mabel.
Bernard Oundo, the chair of Kakamega Traders Association clarified that, “We were given Sh30,000 and not Sh300,000 as was claimed.”
Mabel’s dream of becoming the first governor of Kakamega in 2013 elections was shattered by the electoral body on the grounds that her degree was not recognised by the Commission for University Education.
“I am back and I am going to vie for the governorship of Kakamega County. I was told that some politicians were saying that I will not declare my interest for the seat again. I want to tell them that I am in the race,” said Muruli, adding that, “In 2013, they knew I was a threat so they went all over the county propagating all manner of lies about me. They said I did not have academic credentials. I have acquired enough degrees, so let them prepare for battle.”
Muruli moved to the High Court where she was given the green light to contest but she was still locked out. She went back to the High Court to nullify Kakamega governor Wycliffe Oparanya’s election, claiming that she was unlawfully barred from contesting even after the court had ordered that she be allowed to take part in the election.