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Kericho Locals Shun Charles Keter Over Allegations of Employing Own Cousins in The Energy Docket

Immediate energy and petroleum cabinet secretary Charles Keter popularly known as 'transformer' among locals is facing it rough in pursuit for the Kericho gubernatorial seat after a section of voters labelled him a nepotist who only considered his relatives for job vacancies that arose in the energy docket which he was commanding for over four years.

While speaking to the media in Kipsigis dialect, the disgruntled voters stood their ground against Keter's bid arguing that there is no way they can support a man who only focused on empowering his own family and was unapproachable throughout until he resigned to venture into gubernatorial politics.

As resistance against Keter's bid builds up from the electorate side, he is also facing stiff competition from a youthful university don, Eric Mutai who currently commands sizeable support from the youth.

Professor James Sang who is also a university lecturer, current deputy governor Lily Ng'ok and wealthy businessman Fred Kirui are also in the race under UDA party, meaning that nominations will be the first and ultimate determinant of who will succeed outgoing governor Paul Chepkwony.

Despite Keter's tribulations with some voters, local opinion polls have placed him ahead of the rest. His strong financial muscles and close relationship with deputy President William Ruto have also been interpreted as a strong boost to his bid.

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