Lawyer Cliff Ombeta has declared interest in the Bonchari Parliamentary seat in the 2022 General Election.
The lawyer on Tuesday, June 29, confirmed that he will be going for an elective post in Kisii County.
Ombeta says he is eyeing the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party ticket, a political party associated with Deputy President William Ruto.
According to the criminal law attorney, he abandoned his political ambitions in the May 18 by-election in favour of Teresa Bitutu, widow of the late Bonchari MP John Oroo Oyioka.
Bitutu, who vied for the seat on a UDA ticket, lost to ODM candidate Pavel Oimeke.
Following the loss, Ombeta stated that “it is now time for people to pursue their own path.”
“Bitutu vied on the UDA ticket but did not succeed. The initial plan was to support her and move on, but we did not cross that river. We must chart our own ways forward.
“I will vie for the Bonchari parliamentary seat in 2022 on an UDA ticket. We are not wasting any time. We have started campaigning,” he said.
The Nairobi-based lawyer has already opened a UDA constituency office in Suneka Township as part of efforts to popularize his candidature.
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