The opulent farm is known as Moiben dairy farm. The 650 acre farm is situated in a n aranle flat lava plateau in Eldoret, UAsin Gishu county in Riftvalley region. It is owned by veteran Kenyan lawyer and former DPP, Philip Kipchirchir Murgor together with his wife, lady justice Agnes Kalekye Murgor who is a judge at the court of Appeal.
Moiben Constituency Mp Silas Tiren who is fighting to retain a seat through an independent ticket in Ruto's backyard on Tuesday was forced to shed tears explaining how UDA politicians are attacking him. Tiren said he supports Ruto but asked Moiben voters to elect him on an independent ticket.
MP-elect Prof. Phylis Bartoo ( Photo Courtesy) After 18 years as an academic, newly-elected Moiben MP Prof. Phylis Bartoo swapped lecture halls for politics. And in what was his first attempt in the game, she clinched the UDA party ticket to vie for Moiben MP seat during the August 9 general election.
Their endeavors supposedly hit a stopping point after Ruto's overseers moved to go against their outcries. Driven by Nandi Representative Charergei, the MPs who scrutinized Ruto's organization's choice to import 10 million packs of maize withdrew to the rearward sitting arrangement after allegedly getting dangers from influential people.
Today Ainabkoi member of parliament Julius Ruto led a team of Uasin Gishu legislators in condoling with his predecessor, the late William Chepkut family members at their rural home in Uasin Gishu. Legislator Julius Ruto flanked by Moiben legislator Phyllis Bartoo and Turbo legislator Janet Rotich Sitienei comforted the family, friends and neighbours of the late legislator William Chepkut.
Former Moiben MP Silas Tiren. He is currently in a bitter fight to save his political career after losing his seat. ( Photo Courtesy). It must have dawned on former Moiben MP Silas Tiren that President William Ruto is the undisputed Rift Valley region political kingpin.
Chief Commissioner William Ruto is not poor, and that is certainly not in limbo. To say DP Ruto, one self proclaimed "swindler" who used to sell kuku kienyeji at the Kambi Kuku market along the bustling Eldoret-Malaba Thruway swimming in cash, would be an understatement if photographs of the supposed estate he's building is something worth going by.
The debate on importation of maize has taken center stage for various days. A group of Kenya Kwanza leaders came out and said that the government should not import maize into the country. That the farmers have harvested and therefore the government should buy from them. However, as Kenyans.co.ke reports, the group is receiving threats from other powerful leaders.
Distribution and deployment of election materials including the ballot boxes, Kiems kits and ballot papers has kicked off in the country. IEBC led by its chairman Wafula Chebukati also working around the clock to make sure that the materials are in safe hands ahead of the voting exercise.
IEBC is rushing against time to verify the tallied presidential results to beat the Tuesday deadline for announcing the outcome of the presidential poll. The verification process of Forms 34Bs at Bomas begun on Thursday and below are the verified presidential results from the following 21 constituencies as announced by IEBC.
Deputy President Ruto is facing stiff competition from former Prime Minister Raila Odinga in the presidential race but things are different in his backyard. He has proven himself as an undisputed Rift Valley political kingpin after perceived rebels critical of him were shown the door by the electorate. According to votes tallied yesterday, it showed that candidates from Ruto’s United Democratic Alliance (UDA) were ahead, with more than 70 percent of the votes tallied and it is a clear indication that they will emerge victorious in the race.
The government has heightened the crackdown on unlawful brewers in Uasin Gishu county with more than half of the alcohol considered as illicit and not safe for sale in the market. The County Commissioner in partnership with the Directorate of Criminal Investigations have intensified regulations to deter the threat.
The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commision has released provisional results for two constituencies including Moiben constituency and Nandi Hills constituency. The two constituencies are in the larger Rift Valley region and the second in command Dr William Ruto is technically perceived as the kingpin of the region hence will receive more votes from the region.
Final Presidential Results From 5 Constituencies As Announced By IEBC. The final presidential results from the form 34B from Moiben Constituency in Uasin Gishu County and Ainabkoi Constituency in Uasin Gishu County, Kaiti Constituency, Makueni County and Nandi Hills Constituency in Nandi County have been released by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).
IEBC is clear that the tallying process is transparent. Anybody can log in to the public portal and verify the results as they are the same. Changing one single form is critical as it shall ruin the tallying process. All documents wrongly uploaded must be replaced, in the presence of the presidential candidates' agents.
Deputy President William Samoei Rutto has urged Uasin Gishu residents to vote UDA party cand9idates in the August polls. Speaking during his tour in Moiben and Kesses the deputy president warned residents against voting for independent party candidates. “I want to urge Uasin Gishu resident that come August lets vote leaders from our UDA p[arty since it will be easier for me to run our Kenya Kwanza government since we will have the numbers but if you give me independent MPs our government agenda will be stalled,” said the deputy president while addressing Kesses residents.
It is fourteen(14) days to the general election with much tension building day in day out.The IEBC under leadership of Wafula Chebukati has work to do in the coming general election after issues surrounding its working rose up. As we remain with only two weeks to the ballot box, politicians are putting on their final touches to ensure they win the seat.
Both William Ruto of the Kenya Kwanza coalition and Raila Odinga of the Azimio la Umoja one Kenya alliance are expected to continue their respective campaigns despite their political rivalry. William Ruto, the deputy president, went on a vote-counting visit today in the counties of Elgeyo Marakwet and Uasin Gishu.
William Ruto is hightening his efforts to be the next president of Kenya.He has been traversing the country to make sure that he reaches as many voters as possible.On Sunday,he received heroic welcome in Kapkatet Grounds in Kericho where he slammed DCI boss George Kinoti for interfering with IEBC in planning for elections.Yesterday,he was in Moiben,Nandi Hills and Kesses which are all his backyard.
The political heat in the country continues to heighten ,as the election countdown continues to draw nearer with only 14 days to the August 9th general elections ,and all the political aspirants are in a race against time to seek for votes, in their quest to form the next government.