Political heavyweights in Bungoma received direct nominations for governor and senator seats after they went in unopposed.
In the senator race, Trade minister Moses Wetang'ula went unopposed in Ford Kenya, while Mukhisa Kituyi, also a former Trade Minister was unopposed in UDF.
Immediate former PNU nominated MP Musikari Kombo went unopposed in New Ford Kenya with former Bumula MP Lawrence Sifuna clinching the URP ticket unchallenged.
Sifuna was initially the sole candidate in ODM but opted out after Prime Minister Raila Odinga endorsed Wetang'ula. Mukhisa Kituyi and Musikari Kombo are in talks to have a single candidate in their Amani coalition.
"We are in talks to have the strongest candidate for the Amani Coalition," said Mukhisa. The governor race saw assistant Internal Security minister Alfred Khang'ati run unopposed for the ODM ticket.
In the New Ford Kenya party, former Livestock PS Kenneth Lusaka went unchallenged. Former PC Maurice Makhanu lost to veteran journalist Wabwoba Mukhamule for UDF's ticket.
Jack Tumwa was unopposed for Ford Kenya's ticket for the governor seat. Initially, Tumwa had announced that he will run as an independent candidate but changed his mind after the Ford Kenya leadership invited him to join the party.
In Sirisia, ODM chairman John Waluke sailed through unopposed with his fiercest rival, Levy Makali, also going unopposed in the UDF party.
In Kanduyi constituency, former Kanduyi MP Wafula Wamunyinyi was unchallenged in Ford Kenya while Wafula Wambanda won the ODM ticket.
In Mt Elgon constituency, former area MP John Serut was cleared by the IEBC to run as an independent candidate after ditching URP.
Serut claimed Fred Kapondi, the immediate former MP and a close ally of URP leader William Ruto, could be favored by the party during the nominations. Joe Kimkung went unopposed in Kanu and Bramwel Murgor in the National Vision Party.