Chama Cha Mashinani (CCM) party leader Mr Isaac Ruto has found consolation by winning one parliamentary and three Member of County Assembly seats in Bomet in the just concluded general elections.
The political new comers include Mr Gideon Koskei alias Sonko who beat the incumbent Chepalungu MP, Paul Bii by garnering 19, 000 votes against Bii’s 18,000.
MCAs who won through CCM party ticket were Mr Robert Rono (Sigor), Mr. Kiprotich Langat (Mutarakwa) and Andrew Martim (Nyangores) who retained the seat after defecting from People’s Patriotic Party of Kenya.
However, all the seven MCs at the Bomet County Assembly who defected to CCM from from URP lost their seats in the just ended general election alongside their ‘general’ Mr Isaac Ruto who was trounced by Joyce Laboso.
CCM party also won a parliamentary and MCA seat in Narok County but all its candidates in Kericho County lost.
And on Sunday the outgoing Bomet Governor told his supporters and the entire Bomet County residents that he will inform them on his next move in politics after handing over power to Dr. Laboso.
Meanwhile, unconfirmed reports indicated that Nasa presidential candidate Mr Raila Odinga on Sunday wrote to IEBC requesting it to remove the name of KNUT Secretary General, Wilson Sossion who had earlier been submitted for nomination as ODM MP and replace it with that of Ruto.
Last week, Mr Ruto was quoted in a section of local dailies, saying that he was ready to take on any seat given to him by his affiliate party Nasa.
During the swearing in ceremony of the incoming Baringo County Governor, Stanley Kiptis formerly the Eldama Ravine KNUT Branch Executive Secretary on Tuesday, Sossion declared that he had declined the ODM offer to have him nominated as an MP as many teachers had won gubernatorial and parliamentary seats in the elections.
After all, 12 teachers have secured governor and parliamentary seats in the just ended general elections and I see no point of going to parliament now that KNUT is well represented in the House, he claimed.
In the run up to the General Election, Mr Sossion was censured by the union officials among them the body’s Chairman, Mudzo Nzili for allegedly taking a partisan role of urging teachers to support Nasa without consulting the entire teaching fraternity .
Unperturbed, Sossion maintained that being the union’s spokesman, he was not required no consult anybody on the move to take on behalf of teachers.
Source: Kenya News Agency