The two front-runners in the hot statehouse race; Raila Odinga and William Ruto have retreated to their home bases as we enter the home stretch of elections next Tuesday. Researchers and political pundits have stated that the candidate who will successfully rally close to or above eighty five percent ( 85% ) of voters in their he bases to come out on the D day and vote will have have an edge.
There are some former governors who lost their seat in the hotly contested 2017 general election. These governors who served from 2013 to 2017 have made comeback for their lost seats. They include Evans Kidero, William Kabogo, Benjamin Cheboi, Kenneth Lusaka, Isaac Ruto, Simon Kachapin among others.
PHOTO; Benjamin Cheboi in a Past UDA Rally When UDA aspirant Benjamin Cheboi clinched the party's gubernatorial ticket for Baringo county, he was almost assured of victory in the August 9 elections having beaten incumbent governor Stanley Kiptis and Eldma Ravine MP Moses Lesonet in hot party primaries.
Its confirmed that Friday 25th March will mark history of Kenyan politics as the very first Gubernatorial Interview for candidates vying the seat will be interview tomorrow.The county is Baringo county which is known for as the first County to backfire Building Bridges Iniative. Among the candidates to be Interviewed include The incumbent Stanley Kiptis, Former county Boss Benjamin Cheboi, Professor Fred Segor, Mosses Lessonet, Richard Koech and Robert Chelagat.The interview will be aired live on Mass Tv and NTV from 5-9 pm at Kabarnet Showgrounds.The interview is organied by the Professionals' Causcus dupped Baringo Liberal minds.
Until last Friday, 25th March, little was known about Robert Kiprop Chelagat, who is eyeing the Baringo County governor’s seat.The procurement expert was the darling of the people during the inaugural Baringo gubernatorial debate that took place at Kenya School of Government (KSG) in Kabarnet on Friday as he tirelessly pressed hard questions to former and siting Governor.
Deputy President William Ruto lead United Democratic Party is currently holding polls for nominating the official party candidates for Various seats in 36 Counties. Rutos' perceived stronghold Rift Valley Counties lead by Bomet, Kericho, Nandi, Baringo, Elgeyo Marakwet and Nakuru opened their stations at 5AM for Party members to vote for their candidates.
"We Will Take Uhuru's Government to ICC" Leaders from Areas Affected by Banditry Issue Tough Warning
A group of leaders from areas affected by banditry have threatened to take President Uhuru's Government to the Hague based International Criminal Court (ICC) following the ongoing bandits attacks. The attacks have left deaths and thousands displaced from their homes. It emerges that the leaders have already begun mobilizing human rights defenders and lawyers in order to take the case to ICC.
Deputy President William Samoei Ruto has suffered a severe last-minute defeat as another powerful Governor from his Rift Valley backyard abruptly changed his political tune in the run-up to the 2018 general elections. Honourable Stanley Kiptis, the current Baringo county boss, is said to have left the Second in Command's United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party and is now planning to run as an independent candidate in the 2018 general elections.
Deputy president William Ruto is facing another rebellion. From his stronghold Rift Valley region. This happens after another UDA ally dumps UDA after claims that the UDA nominations were unfair. According to People daily newspapers report, In the Rift Valley, Ruto is facing another headache.
Photo Courtesy Of Governor Kiptis(R) and Governor Mandago (L) Governor Stanley Kiptis of Baringo County in RiftValley has ditched the United Democratic Alliance Party after losing during the party nominations.He has finally announced his next move after ditching the deputy president's camp. Honourable Kiptis lost to Benjamin Cheboi in the UDA nominations.However,after ditching the party,he alleged that he was advised by his supporters.He stated that the UDA nominations had alot of irregularities and were not free and fair.He was eyeing the UDA ticket with other four candidates.
After defeating incumbent governor Stanley Kiptis and Eldma Ravine MP Moses Lesonet in heated party primaries, UDA aspirant Benjamin Cheboi seemed probably certain to win the party's gubernatorial nomination for Baringo county on August 9. Unfortunately for UDA's Cheboi, his opponents accused him of not being honest in the primaries, claiming that voters from far-flung locations did not vote.
The morning after the UDA party primaries comes as a shocker for key allies of Deputy President William Ruto after they were dumped by voters. One of the key casualties was for Charles Keter, a close ally of Deputy President William Ruto, who served as Cabinet Secretary for Energy and later Devolution before he resigned to contest for the Kericho governorship seat in the August 9 elections.
Hours after former Baringo county governor Benjamin Cheboi was declared UDA gubernatorial candidate in Baringo county, Tiaty MP William Kassait Kamket has weighed in. Through his Facebook page, Kamket expressed frustrations saying his candidate did not make it to the helm of UDA leadership in Baringo. The Kanu MP revealed that Eldama Ravine MP Moses Lessonet was his choice but was unfortunately defeated by Cheboi.
Another uprising has erupted against Deputy President William Ruto. From his stronghold in the Rift Valley. This occurs after another UDA ally abandons the party following allegations that the UDA nominations were unfair. According to an article in the People daily newspaper, Ruto is dealing with yet another problem in the Rift Valley.
A political showdown is looming in Rift Valley as governors who were floored in 2017 polls plot to make a political comeback. Among those plotting a comeback include: Benjamin Cheboi (Baringo), Cleophas Lagat (Nandi) and Simon Kachapin (West Pokot. The former governors have heightened their political activities at the grassroot ahead of the 2022 polls.
After losing the party primaries to his predecessor Benjamin Cheboi, Baringo Governor Stanley Kiptis has left the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) and will run as an independent. Governor Kiptis stated he consulted his followers before deciding. He stated the April 14 nominations were tainted by irregularities and not free and fair.
2022 Politics: Five Ex Governors Who are likely Going to Recapture their positions in August- Opinion
The promulgation of the new constitution of Kenya in 2010 led to the creation of a devovled government and the country was divided into forty seven counties. The county governor is the Chief Executive of the county government. There are some governors who were elected to office in 2013 but they later lost their positions in 2017 due to poor development records and wrong political alignments.
Between incumbent Governor Stanley Kiptis and his predecessor Benjamin Cheboi, the race is sure to be close. Eldama Ravine MP Moses Lessonet and Mr Sialo Kimiring, from the Mogotio constituency, are two additional independent candidates. Richard Koech of Chama Cha Mashinani (CCM), the county assembly clerk, has also entered the race.
As the clock ticks toward the 2022 General Election, the list of those who are seeking to unseat Baringo Governor Stanley Kiptis keeps growing day by day. Several aspirants, including the County Assembly Clerk Richard Koech, former governor Benjamin Cheboi, and Eldama Ravine MP Mosses Lessonet, have publicly declared their interest in the county’s top seat.
The current governor for Baringo county, Hon. Stanley Kiptis has ditched the United Democratic Alliance party. Stanley Kiptis will now defend his gubernatorial seat as an independent candidate after losing in the UDA party primaries to his predecessor, Hon. Benjamin Cheboi. According to Stanley Kiptis, his supporters told him that the nominations were marred by irregularities and were not free and fair.