Medic Swarup Mishra trounces Kesses MP in Jubilee primaries


Dr Swarup Mishra popularly known as 'Kiprop' in Eldoret has won the Jubilee ticket for ...
Dr Swarup Mishra popularly known as 'Kiprop' in Eldoret has won the Jubilee ticket for Kesses Parliamentary race.

Kesses MP James Bett’s re-election bid was dealt a fatal blow after losing to a newcomer of Indian origin in the Jubilee Party nominations held on Tuesday, April 25.

Dr Swarup Mishra, popularly known as ‘Kiprop’ in Eldoret, convincingly wrestled away the Jubilee ticket from the incumbent by 20,750 votes garnering 23,137 votes.

MP Bett, who made his Parliamentary debut in the March 4, 2013 General Election after beating Peris Simam in an election where the United Republican Party swept nearly all seats in Uasin Gishu County, garnered a paltry 2,387.

Uasin Gishu county assembly speaker Isaac Terer came second with 4,355 votes.

Swarup is the chairman of Mediheal Group of Hospitals.

 

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  1. As a Kenyan with Indian heritage ‘Kiprop’ is not exactly your average poor man. In fact he is a major shareholder in an upmarket medical facility in Eldoret and, I suspect, elsewhere. This is a positive attribute for the people of Kesses who have had to put up with half-baked leaders for the last 54 years. As a well to do MP his first priority will not be to stuff stolen, pilfered, and looted funds in his pockets but will be to improve the living standards of impoverished peasant farmers and disenfranchised youths who loiter around drinking dens smoking dagga (cannabis sativa) and munching psychedelic mushrooms.

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