Political temperatures are rising in Trans Nzoia County after the entry of Rift Valley Regional Commissioner George Natembeya into the Gubernatorial race.
Natembeya has sent out signals that he will be vying for the seat in 2022.
This has angered Kiminini MP Chris Wamalwa who has been a lone ranger in the race for the past three years.
Chris and Natembeya will be battling out with other candidates who include DP Ruto’s aides Kakai Bisau and Abraham Singo’ei,woman rep Janet Nangabo, Businessman Moses Khaoya,Julia Kichweng and Teresa Metto to succeed Governor Patrick khaemba.
Last weekend, Devolution CS Eugene Wamalwa,Trans Nzoia speaker Joshua Werunga and a number of MCAs who support Natembeya accused the Kiminini MP of insulting other leaders.
On Friday however, Chris Wamalwa fired back at the three leaders saying their candidate will not defeat him in next year’s elections.
“Chris has exhausted his dancing styles, he should know that we are yet to start dancing, he is very fearful of Natembeya whom he is suspecting of coming up with a new dancing style “said Eugene Wamalwa during a tree planting event in Kitale.
Werunga accused Chris Wamalwa of fighting top civil servants from Mulembe nation.
“He wants our people who have ascended to senior ranks in the government sacked just because they are moving in their areas of jurisdiction to discharge their duties “said Werunga.
Natembeya alleged that Chris Wamalwa is fond of insulting others, but he will not engage nor stoop to his level.
“If a pig wants to play with you in the mud, I think it will defeat you. However, in the end, it is you who o will look foolish,” he said.
On Friday, Chris asked devolution CS to face him alleging Eugene Wamalwa fears him.
“Eugene fears me, he feared to compete with me in 2013 and 2017 in Kiminini and instead supported his candidates that I defeated “added Chris Wamalwa.
The Kiminini MP also fired at Trans Nzoia county commissioner Sam Ojwang for supporting Natembeya’s bid to succeed Khaemba.
“Let Natembeya remove his uniform and come for a Gubernatorial competition, I will only give him one kick and he will be down. I am ready to deal with anybody, anytime and anywhere “added Chris Wamalwa.
The entry of Natembeya in Trans Nzoia politics has seen a section of people lean towards his side claiming Chris Wamalwa has a loose mouth with no respect for other people.
They have termed Natembeya a down to earth, respectful, and firm candidate whom they believe will bring change in Trans Nzoia.
Meanwhile Bisau on Friday won a good number of supporters to his side during a burial event in Maridadi in kwanza.
It is alleged that he paid for the hospital bill of a patient who was roughed up by Kiminini MP’s Chris Wamalwa’s goons during the function.