Political Analysis of Uasin Gishu Gubernatorial Race as Battle for UDA Ticket Turns Three-horse Race
As the race to succeed Outgoing Governor Jackson Mandago heats up the real contest will be the battle for the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) ticket during the nomination exercise scheduled for April next year. UDA which is the new political outfit allied to Deputy President William will be a major factor in the race for the gubernatorial seat.
TIFA Research Firm Reveals Top Contenders For Uasin Gishu Gubernatorial Seat Ahead of 2022 Elections
In Uasin Gishu County, Deputy President William Ruto’s home turf, the race to succeed outgoing Governor Jackson Mandago has begun in earnest. Gubernatorial aspirants and political heavyweights are traversing the vast and expansive County popularising their bids. According to opinion poll conducted by research firm TIFA, Kenyan envoy to Pakistan Ambassador Julius Bitok has emerged as the most preferred gubernatorial candidate for the seat in forthcoming General elections slated for August 9th 2022.
It is quite evident that DP Ruto' s political charm has captivated politicians in his own backyard. In that regard, the race to succeed the outgoing Governor Mandago of Uasin Gishu is expected to be a nail- biting event as heavyweight contestants have already declared their desire to flag UDA.
Despite her late entry to the Uasin Gishu county 2022 gubernatorial race, Nairobi county employee Veska Kangogo has continued to prove her critics wrong by displaying her political prowess and showing that she is focused on the course. The race to succeed Governor Mandago kicked off immediately after the 2017 general polls after Bundotich Kiprop alias Buzeki lost to the governor and embarked on a journey to succeed him in 2022.
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Soy Member of Parliament Caleb Kositany has declared his interest for Uasin Gishu gubernatorial seat in 2022 general election. He has joined the race where eight other individuals are battling to succeed the incumbent Jackson Mandago, who will not be eligible to run. The hopefuls now besides Kositany, include Kenya's Ambassador to Pakistan Julius Bitok, Eldoret tycoon Zedekiah Bundotich Kiprop (Buzeki), politician Jonathan Bii Chelilim, businessman Sitienei, former Teachers Service Commission vice-chairman Cleophas Tirop, Nairobi County Executive Veska Kangogo, former Salaries and Remunerations Commission (SRC) chairperson Sarah Serem, ex-Eldoret South MP Peres Simam.
As the governor of Uasin Gishu county is going to complete his second and last term according to the Constitution,most of the people aspiring to take over the seat of the governor are busy visiting more and more places as they meet with different kinds of people making their promises to the people of Uasin Gishu county.
2022 Gubernatorial race in Uasin Gishu is taking shape with time as several aspirants declare interest in the same. These hopefuls, most of who are strong and close allies of deputy president Dr William Ruto, are determined to succeed the incumbent Jackson Mandago who will retire. The latest entrant into the race was Dr Ruto's defacto spokesman and current Soy Member of Parliament Caleb Kositany.
The race to succeed Uasin-ngishu governor Jackson Mandago is proving a tough contest more than one year to the General election.The north rift economic hub is expected to experience a hot contest come 2022 more than any other county within the North-rift.The self-styled businessman Bundotich Zedekiah Kiprop alias Buzeki who is 2022’s favourite narrowly lost to Mandago in 2017 and has stepped up his political activities in various parts of the county.
Deputy President William Ruto has been delt a huge blow after one of the gubernatorial aspirant associated with him threatened to dump UDA if he losses in the primaries. Johnathan Kimeli Bii is a gubernatorial hopeful for Uasin Gishu county and an ardent supporter of DP Ruto. But taking to his Facebook account page, he issued yet a controversial statement stating that he would dump UDA if he losses party primaries next year. "
As the 2022 general elections are drawing closer, people are coming out to strategise going for different seats which are elective in the country's politics.The seat of the county boss tends to attract many people because of the rank and the respect which comes alongside.There those who are serving the first term and are eying the second term while there are those who are leaving office after serving the two terms.
The politics of the coming general elections have pushed most political leaders to doing different kinds of work which was not supposed to be part of them.Most of the political leaders have been going back to the citizens where they are communicating in community work so as to find support towards the coming elections.
Uasin Gishu county is one of the counties with the governors who are serving their last constitutional terms. The race to succeed the outgoing governor Jackson Mandago has been gearing up with more than five people showing their interests for the seat. The seat has so far attracted the likes of Eldoret businessman Jonathan Bii, Uasin Gishu County Assembly Speaker David Kiplagat, County Assembly Chief Whip David Singoei, Soy MP Caleb Kositany, Julius Bitok and Zedekiah Bundotich Kiprop commonly known as Buzeki.
2022 Uasin Gishu gubernatorial hopeful Julius Bitok has revealed how he sacrificed his ambitions for the incumbent governor Jackson Mandago to succeed in his leadership endeavours. According to ambassador Bitok who was speaking at a funeral in Uasin Gishu on Thursday, he had been in the race for county boss seat since the inception of devolution in 2013 together with Mandago and others and, therefore, he paved way for him (Jackson Mandago) after foreseeing an inevitable flop.
Elected leaders from Uasin Gishu led by governor Jackson Mandago have cautioned Interior and Coordination of National Government Cabinet Secretary Dr Fred Matiang'i not to dare go on with the plans to further great more locations, sub-locations and divisions in the county. The leaders have petitioned Dr Matiang'i to desist from introducing new administrative units in the county within consulting the relevant stakeholders who would give them a go-ahead in his mission. While attending a burial ceremony of a dad
Ambassador Julius Bitok was born in Eldoret North, raised in Eldoret East, and settled in Eldoret South in Uasin Gishu county and as he grew up in the county he developed a deep love and patriotism for it. He is truly the son of the soil. Since he was young he always took the initiative to be the voice of the voiceless and to fight for the rights of the oppressed.
Vote For Julius Bitok For The Restoration Of Uasingishu County When most aspirants stand up to describe why they should lead Uasingishu they often start with characteristics such as 'I am humble...I am loving etc which is good but none of the them stands up and says what they have done for the people so far.
As the politics of the coming general elections in the country,most of the political leaders are going around the country as they look for support and votes towards the elections.Today,an Aspirant from Uasin Gishu county hosted a group of bodaboda Riders. Bitok invited the Bodaboda Riders to his home in Chemaluk in Uasin Gishu county.The theme of the meeting was to find ways in which the working environment of the Bodaboda Riders is improved in the county.
Following the recent plans by the ministry of interior and Coordination new administrative units in Uasin Gishu county, residents led by their leaders have petitioned against it urging the Cabinet Secretary for Interior and National Government Coordination to stop it. Speaking during the burial of the late father of Kenyan Ambassador to Pakistan Prof. Julius Bitok, Uasin Gishu Governor Jackson Mandago said that there were no proper consultation between them and public participatory. "As leaders of this county
With less than two years to the next general election campaigns are gaining momentum for Uasin Gishu Governor's seat.There are a dozen aspirants jostling to succeed Governor Jackson Mandago who is serving his final term.With the ban on political gathering in force due to covid 19 pandemic, aspirants has turn to social media trying to win support from over half a million voters in the county.
The 2022 succession politics continue to gain momentum every day, political leaders are organizing their camps so have to sway voters to their camps. Several leaders have shown their intentions to vie for the powerful electives posts in the 2022 General Election. And now Deputy President William Ruto could be in a dilemma after his two trusted allies in the North Rift region declared their gubernatorial bid.