Kericho's Gubernatorial aspirant Erick Mutai is over the moon after winning the United Democratic Alliance UDA's ticket during Thursday's nominations to contest for the seat in the August elections.
Mutai emerged top with 126,038 votes ahead of his close competitor, the former Energy Cabinet Secretary Charles Keter who got 60,342 votes.
The third position went to the county's deputy governor Lily Ngok getting 9,377 while Professor James Sang came forth with 2,987 votes.
Speaking shortly after getting his nomination certificate, Mutai called upon all the competitors to join hands with him to make the county great, assuring them that they will get positions within his government and others within the National government under Deputy President William Ruto's president.
"For those of us who lost this election, it is not lost, you fought hard you, spent resources, and I assure you we will accommodate you where possible in the Kericho government. The UDA family is big and we will accommodate everyone," said Mutai.
In a heartwarming message to the DP, Mutai expressed his confidence that Ruto's show of mighty in how he had led the party to conduct the nominations, is the same way with vibrancy that he will led in the revival of the economy comes August.
He assured Ruto that his team will tour every part, market and ward to ensure that Kericho and Rift Valley Region at large delivers 100 per cent of votes to his presidential basket in August.
"We commit as leaders in Kericho to comb every city, market and village to sell the bottom-up economic mode. That Kericho, Bomet, Rift Valley Region and Kenya at large will deliver for DP William Ruto.
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