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Nicholas Biwott's Former Bodyguard In A Tricky Re-election Bid With Ruto Man Keen To Oust Him

Ainabkoi Member of Parliament William Chepkut (Photo Courtesy)

With his almost comical approach to politics makes him one of the most known politicians in the country.

Known for his charisma, down-to-earth nature and shinny suits, Ainabokoi Member of Parliament William Chepkut is a man on the roll in the country's murky world of politics.

Though he has only been an MP for four years, Chepkut is already a veteran in the game having heen around for a very long period of time.

He cut his political teeth in the 1990s and 2000s where he served as a bodyguard and later as a personal assistant to former powerful KANU era minister Nicholas Biwott.

Former powerful KANU era minister Nicholas Biwott ( Photo Courtesy)

After many years of being an aide to the "Total Man", Chepkut decided to become his own man and made his first step into politics in 2013 when he contested the Ainabkoi MP seat but lost to Samuel Chepkonga.

In 2017, the soft-spoken and humourous man made another attempt and successfully managed to send home Chepkonga, a key Deputy President William Ruto loyalist.

The fact that he managed to oust Chepkonga while vying an an independent candidate confirms his political strength.

But with only nine months remaining to the next general election, Chepkut is among politicians in the country facing tricky re-election bids.

Deputy President William Ruto with Ainabkoi MP William Chepkut ( Photo Courtesy)

A one-time key advocate of the now flopped Building Bridges Initiative, Chepkut became a marked man in the DP's Rift Valley region backyard.

Realizing that rebelling against Ruto would sink him, Chepkut has since made peace with the DP and has thrown weight behind his State House bid. However, it is very unlikely that this is enough to save him from his predecessor, who is now keen to oust him.

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