If there is a politician that is currently talked about and feared in equal measures in Webuye West constituency in Bungoma County, then it is Mr.Peter Palang’a.
Palang’a who is currently one of the Nakuru County Assembly MCAs has embarked in a journey to empower youths in Bokoli ward and the entire constituency.
Pundits have it that Palang’a, the current Nakuru county assembly minority Leader is likely to face Mr.Dan Wanyama in 2022 but if the worst comes at the nomination stage, he is strategizing to unseat Bokoli ward MCA Jack Kawa.
Palang’a is currently the Olkaria Ward MCA and has been giving the two sleepless nights and a run for their money.
He is known for organizing youth football tournaments and is a darling of the people on the ground.
“Mine is to give back to the society, despite being an MCA in Nakuru, I believe that has I age, I need to help my people, am not interested in local politics because am still the servant of Olkaria voters who trusted me with their votes, I will still serve them given another chance,” he said when reached for a comment.
Palang’a has organized three successful tournaments in Bokoli Ward involving almost all disciplines.
Political pundits hover that both Wanyama and Kawa who are renowned sport men’s have failed to organize such events which are youth friendly since they were voted for the first time in 2013.
The pundits suggest that the two are worried because if Palang’a contests for either of the seats it will be an up hill task for them.
He was born and raised in Sasa village, Bokoli Ward before moving to Naivasha where he played for the now defunct Oserian Fastac.
He later joined politics in 2007 on an ODM party where he has won thrice in a row
He is behind the signing of three players by Nakuru based GDC FC that plays in the National Super League.
Palang’a a generous person is also a known business magnet and is one of the trusted and shrewed politician within the Orange Democratic Movement circles.
Contacted, Wanyama dismissed him as an outsider who cannot mount a serious campaign in Webuye West.
Palang’a is an elected leader in Nakuru, let him concentrate his politics there, if it is about the issue of empowering my people in his small way, he is welcome, I was reelected based on my development record,” he said.
Bokoli MCA Jack Kawa, stated he is ready for a fruitful competition but asked Palang’a to go slow on Bungoma politics because he will end up a disappointed man.
“As a leader and an experimental politician, I welcome such guys, I got my own strategy to defeat them, he is using the outdated strategy, politics is about brains,” said Kawa.