Three Councillors with the defunct Local Authorities are in the 35 Busia Members of the County Assembly line up following the just concluded General Elections.
Amukura West MCA in Teso South Abiud Ochilangole is the only MCA who was in the First Busia County Assembly to survive voters’ apathy in the August 8th general elections.
The veteran Ochilangole was the chairman of Malaba Town Council before the dissolution of local authorities to pave way for formation of County Governments in 2013.
Moses Echopat who served as a councillor with Teso County Council until 2007 is back on Restore and Build Kenya ticket after winning the Amukura East MCA seat, taking over from Dick Omukaga.
Also making a comeback is Bartholomew Were who won the Bunyala West seat on Labour Party of Kenya ticket. The seat was held by Chris Nakitare.
THE LIST OF ELECTED BUSIA MCAs AND THEIR WARDS/PARTIES
1. Orange Democratic Movement- 17 MCAs
-Grace Olita (Angurai South, ODM), Job Oteba (Angurai East, ODM), Lawrence Okaale (Angurai North, ODM), David Kokonya (Malaba South, ODM), Abiud Ochilangole (Amukura West, ODM), Moses Ouma Djembah (Amukura Central, ODM), Julius Otieng’i ( Chakol North, ODM), Laban Mukhwana (Bukhayo East, ODM), Mwajuma Toloi (Nambale Township, ODM), Milton Kassamani (Bukhayo Central, ODM), Linus Asiba (Matayos South, ODM), John Obwogo ( Nangina, ODM), Vincent Olumbe (Namboboto Nambuku, ODM), Eric Kaibe (Kingandole, ODM), Sammy Asoka (Marachi North, ODM), John Okanga (Marachi West, ODM) and Casper Juma (Bunyala South, ODM).
2. Ford Kenya- 4 MCAs
– James Ongole ( Ang’orom, Ford-K), Moses Ochieng (Burumba, Ford-K), Beatrice Kanoti (Bwiri, Ford-K) and Fredrick Musirimba (Bunyala North, Ford-K).
3. Independent- 4 MCAs
– Okodoi Maskini (Chakol South, Independent), Garddy Jakaa (Bukhayo North/Walatsi, Independent), Eng, Benedict Magero (Bukhayo West, Independent) and George Busera (Busibwabo, Independent).
4. Labour Party of Kenya- 3 MCAs
– Felix Omanyi (Bunyala Central, LPK), Bartholomew Were (Bunyala West, LPK) and Evans Barasa (Agenga Nanguba, LPK).
5. Wiper- 3 MCAs
– Ben Papa (Malaba Central, Wiper), Patrick Omanyala (Malaba North, Wiper) and Julius Ochou (Marachi East, Wiper).
6. Amani National Congress- 2 MCAs
– Patrobus Odhiambo (Elugulu, ANC) and Patrick Obuya (Marachi Central, ANC).
7. Jubilee- 1 MCA
– David Luyemba (Mayenje Ward, JP).
8. Restore and Build Kenya- 1 MCA
– Moses Echopat (Amukura East, RBK).
Photos: Bwiri Ward MCA-elect Beatrice Kanoti during campaign rallies at Hakati in Funyula in early August with Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong (left) and Assembly Speaker Bernard Wamalwa (right).
-Amukura Ward MCA Abiud Ochilangole and nominated MCA Margaret Chale when the Assembly was closed sine dine in July.