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Man Who Used To Campaign With Only One Jacket Clinches Governor Seat After 20 Years

His name is Jonathan Bii Chelilim. He hails from Soi constituency in Uasin Gishu county. He worked as a student affairs officer and library assistant at Moi University in Eldoret. The humble man has taken 20 years of trial and error of losing elections in the country. He joined politics in 1997 where he vied for Eldoret North subcounty parliamentary seat but lost to William Ruto who led to 2013.

In 2017, he also vied for Soi parliamentary seat but lost to Caleb Kositany. He didn't give up and in 2022 he vied for Uasin Gishu county governor seat under UDA party ticket.

This man has been the talk of Uasin Gishu where residents nicknamed him KotiMoja because he was always being seen campaigning with only one jacket every now and then. He owned that name and that is one thing that made him popular.

In the just concluded 2022 elections, Jonathan was declared the new Uasin Gishu govenor garnering a total of 214,036 votes beating wealthy worth competitors like Eldoret tycoon popularly known as Buzeki.

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