Young, politically inexperienced and with no financial muscle, Rotich was an underdog. But in April, during the UDA party nominations, the 34 year old trounced heavyweights to clinch the party ticket.
After winning the UDA party ticket, it was just a matter of when rather than if for the former Deputy Governor to take the reigns of power in Elgeyo Marakwet County.
During the August 9 general election, Rotich was overwhelmingly elected as Elgeyo Marakwet Governor. By so doing, he became the youngest Governor in the country.
With finance background, Rotich hopes that he has the safe pair of hands to turnaround the fortunes of the North Rift county, which has for decades been ravaged by cattle rustling and perennial insecurity.
If he can address the most pressing issues in the county, then there is no doubt that he is most likely to get fresh mandate come the 2027 general election.
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