Busia local elections, 2013

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Local elections were held in Busia County to elect a Governor and County Assembly on 4 March 2013.[1] Under the new constitution, which was passed in a 2010 referendum, the 2013 general elections were the first in which Governors and members of the County Assemblies for the newly created counties were elected. They will also be the first general elections run by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission(IEBC) which has released the official list of candidates.[2]

Gubernatorial election[edit]

Candidate Running Mate Coalition Party Votes
Esyepet, Vincent Sidai Baraza, Austen Omonyo United Democratic Forum Party --
Imo, Philemon Lameck Oyatsi, Francis Lawrence FORD–Kenya --
Ojaamongson, Sospeters Odeke Wangalwa, Kizito Osore Cord Orange Democratic Movement --
Okwara, Benjamin Onyango Wandrea, Samuel Safina --
Were, Alice Betty Ongaro, Stephen Lulalire Labour Party --

Prospective candidates[edit]

The following are some of the candidates who have made public their intentions to run:[3][4]


  1. ^ "Kenya to hold polls in March 2013, says elections body". The Citizen. 18 March 2012. Retrieved 2 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 20 February 2013. Retrieved 2 March 2013. 
  3. ^ OBONYO, OSCAR. "Sitting MPs drive away newcomers' support". The Standard. Retrieved 2017-03-27. 
  4. ^ -. "Rare drama as residents grill aspirants in debate". The Standard. Retrieved 2017-03-27.