Battle for Nakuru County gubernatorial seat takes new direction

Battle for Nakuru County gubernatorial seat takes new direction

A political storm is brewing in Nakuru County where some communities in the county are thinking of uniting to field a single gubernatorial aspirant in the coming August polls.

Reports indicate that there is discontent among the so-called ‘minority communities’ in the county, who feel that the current county government is not committed to developing their areas but focuses on specific areas where the ‘majority community’ reside.

Led by Kuresoi South Lawmaker Zakayo Cheruiyot, they now say that the only solution to the problem is for them to form the next county government and ensure that developmental projects are distributed evenly in the county.

“We are saying people of Nakuru County will come together and upset the majority in the coming General Election,” threatened the lawmaker.

The MP, who was inspecting development projects funded by CDF and opening the Korao Dispensary and Korao Secondary School, slammed the rumours going round that the numbers of ‘small communities’ in the county are not significant to change the county leadership.

Zakayo Cheruiyot has been a constant critic of the Jubilee Administration, at one point slamming the government for “perfecting the art of tribal politics”.

It is not categorical which party he will seek re-election through in 2017 considering that his United Republican Party (URP) was dissolved in a merger to from the Jubilee Party.

Reported by Kiprotich Kimetto, Edited by Majanga Michael

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