The FORD-Kenya party leader Moses Wetangula has been cleared to contest tor the Bungoma senatorial seat by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission.

Wetangula received his certificate from the Bungoma County IEBC County Coordinator Grace Rono.

His decision to vie for the Bungoma senatorial seat has raised questions from some of his critics, citing he is principal in the Kenya Kwanza Alliance and therefore has no business vying for the seat unless he is not sure of their success in the August election.

Wetangula responded to his critics and said his move is to the benefit of his FORD-Kenya party and the people from the Luhya community.

The senator also said he was not selfish therefore he is comfortable being a senator which he will discharge his duties with humility.

"I am not a selfish person, I am comfortable being your senator which I have served with humility, the positions we are pushing for are meant to benefit our people," Wetangula said.

He urged the Bungoma residents to vote for him and Speaker Kenneth Lusaka because they have been tried and test.

Wetangula also said they have the people’s interests at heart.

"We are telling our people that we have been tried and tested and we have the interest of our people at heart," the senator said.

He expressed his confidence in the Kenya Kwanza Alliance win in the August election