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News in: Isaac Ruto Falls Sick, Airlifted to Nairobi as Bomet Gubernatorial Race Heats Up

Former Bomet County Governor Isaac Ruto has fallen sick and has been airlifted to Nairobi for further treatment. This is according to Chama Cha Mashinani (CCM) Secretary General Albert Kochei.

Through a statement from the party, CCM said their party leader had been sick for a while over acute flu and got worse on Tuesday when he was flown to Nairobi Hospital for further treatment.

He said the former county boss was airlifted by Amref flying doctors from his Bomet home.

"I wish to notify the members of the public that HE Isaac Kiprono Ruto felt ill on Tuesday 9th August and was Airlifted to Nairobi Hospital by Amref Flying Doctors. HE Isaac Ruto has been unwell for the past one week due to acute flu which necessitated immediately evacuation from Bomet for thorough medical attention ," read part of the statement

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Kochei said Ruto is responding to treatment well and is expected to be discharged anytime from today to go back to Bomet to concentrate on the ongoing tallying and tabulating of county gubernatorial results.

CCM also went ahead to dispute the provisional results from the county's tallying center, claiming they had been manipulated.

Kochei excluded confidence that their candidate is winning in Bomet gubernatorial race, despite the provisional results placing the incumbent governor Hillary Barchok ahead of Isaac Ruto.

"From the onset, we want to declare that we totally reject the provisional results that we have received. This is pure robbery of the democratic rights of the Bomet people. We believe that we were commanding a major lead here," stated Kochei

CCM and UDA have been at loggerheads in Bomet county and preliminary results have placed Barchok ahead of Isaac Ruto.

Barchok, Ruto set stage titanic battle in Bomet - The Standard

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