UNIONISABLE STAFF CHOOSE NEW KUSPAW LEADERS
Benard Yaola Wanyonyi clinched the Branch Secretary’s seat in a hotly contested election held by The Kenya Union of Sugar Plantation and Allied Workers (KUSPAW), Nzoia Branch at the Training Centre on 16th January 2021.
Mr. Yaola garnered 307 votes against his opponent Mr. Mc Donald Wamocho who garnered 107 votes.
The polls were conducted by Mr. David Kirui from labour office Bungoma County and Mr. Lincon Avesa from the KUSPAW National office who were the official returning officers.
Below was the turn out of the elections
Benard Yaola Wanyonyi Branch Secretary
Wycliffe Wanyonyi Asst Branch Secretary
Benjamin Agunda Chairman
Stanley Matakili Vice Chairman
Rose Petty Wanyonyi Treasurer
Emily Barasa Vice Treasurer
Anthony Wafula Committee Member
Ben Kisiang’ani Committee Member
Samuel Masilikani Committee Member
Erick Wekesa Committee Member
Jackline Simiyu Committee Member
Rose Misiko Committee Member
Maurice Wekesa Chief Shop Steward
The Nzoia Sugar team also experienced outstanding results during the National elections held on 30th January 2021 at Tom Mboya labour college in Kisumu.
Mr. Benard Yaola Wanyonyi clinched the National Chairman position, Madam Jackline Nafula Simyu was elected as the Chair of the National Women Committee, while Benjamin Agunda, Rose Petty Wanyonyi, Mcdonald Wamocha who is the outgoing Branch Secretary were appointed as the board members.
Speaking at his home after the elections, Mr. Yaola thanked the Management for providing a conducive and peaceful environment that made the event a success and his supporters for demonstrating their confidence in him.
Yaola assured the electorate that his team is determined to restore Nzoia to its former glory and equally promised members that during his tenure, confidence in the union will be restored.