ODM picks ex-EPRA boss Pavel Oimeke as its candidate in Bonchari by-election


ODM picks ex-EPRA boss Pavel Oimeke as its candidate in Bonchari by-election
Former EPRA Director General Pavel Oimeke during a past appearance. PHOTO / COURTESY

Former Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA) Director General Pavel Oimeke will fly the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party ticket in the upcoming Bonchari Parliamentary by-election.

This has been announced by ODM Secretary General Edwin Sifuna who said the party’s central committee had settled on the ex-EPRA boss as its candidate in the mini polls.

Sifuna, in an address on Wednesday, said ODM’s National Elections Board (NEB) will soon issue Oimeke with the certificate, further urging the two other candidates who had expressed interest in the party ticket to rally behind the decision.

The seat which fell vacant following the death of MP John Oroo Oyioka had also attracted interest from former Kisii Environment and Water CEC John Bill Momanyi as well as businessman David Ogega.

Both Momanyi and Ogega had submitted their nomination papers to the ODM party alongside Oimeke.

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