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Baringo Jubilee nominees lauds Party’s transparency during primaries 

Loyamorok  Ward Jubilee nominee, Bernice Lorangi being handed nomination certificate by  Jubilee Party official, Ann  Wanjiru, at Kabarnet’s  ASK showground  on Tuesday 16, 2017. She will defend her late husband’s (Kibet Cheretei) seat who was murdered at a Club in Marigat early this year. Photo   by   Vincent Miningwo/KNA.




Eldama Ravine Member of Parliament, Moses Lesonet, chats at ASK ground Kabarnet during the Jubilee party nomination certificate handing over on Tuesday May 16, 2017. He is among the two MPs who survived the nomination tide in Baringo that also swept the Governor, Women Representative and over thirty  MCAs. Photo  by  Vincent Miningwo/KNA.

Eldama Ravine Member of Parliament, Moses Lesonet, chats at  ASK ground Kabarnet during the Jubilee party nomination certificate handing over on Tuesday May 16, 2017. He is among the two MPs who survived the nomination tide in Baringo that also swept the Governor, Women Representative and over thirty MCAs. Photo by Vincent Miningwo/KNA.

‘I have it,’ Baringo Jubilee Gubernatorial nominee,  Stanley Kiptis in an ecstatic mood after he was handed the Party’s nomination certificate at Kabarnet’s ASK Grounds yesterday. He floored the incumbent governor, Benjamin Cheboi. Tuesday 16, 2017. Photo  by  Vincent Miningwo/KNA.

‘I have it,’ Baringo Jubilee Gubernatorial nominee, Stanley Kiptis in an ecstatic mood after he was handed the Party’s nomination certificate at Kabarnet’s ASK Grounds yesterday. He floored the incumbent governor, Benjamin Cheboi. Tuesday 16, 2017. Photo by Vincent Miningwo/KNA.

Baringo County Jubilee leaders have commended the party’s decision to hand over nomination certificates at the grassroots, saying it was a show of democracy within the party.

Led by Baringo Senatorial aspirant, Simon Chelugui, Gubernatorial aspirant Stanley Kiptis, Women Representative, Susan Chesyna and Parliamentary aspirants, David Kerich of Baringo Central, Rev. Simon Kiuta (Tiaty) amongst others, the hopefuls said such ceremonies would engage voters more closely with the leaders they exactly voted for.

In his address during the handing over of the certificates on Tuesday, Simon Chelugui said that Jubilee was the only party which conducted its primaries and handed certificates to the winners in a very democratic way.

Mr. Chelugui urged both the aspirants and residents to remain united in order to forge ahead in their development agenda.

“The journey has only started to bring service and harmony to ensure every person in Baringo is safe,” Chelugui said.

Jubilee nominee for Woman Representative also lauded the party for being transparent and assured the residents that they were all going to work together as a team and deliver the promises they made to the people.

She promised that the party, which has brought in a new crop of leaders, would be inclusive and would allow participation of all stakeholders.

Baringo Jubilee Gubernatorial aspirant, Stanley Kiptis said that the patience of Baringo residents meant that they were really yearning for change and they had done it in the nominations.

He  however, thanked his competitors, the incumbent Benjamin Cheboi, Baringo Central MP, Sammy Mwaita, who despite losing their candidature to defend their seats remained loyal to the party, saying that they had shown a good example as they could still work together in the party.

Kiptis assured the residents that he was well up to the task as he felt that the seat was not too big for him and he shall ensure that the resources found in the County shall benefit everyone.

The nominees were speaking at Kabarnet ASK Show Grounds during the handing over of the party nomination certificates to those who emerged victorious in the concluded party primaries.

Jubilee Party Secretary General, Raphael  Tuju, was scheduled to preside over the event but was represented by one of the party directors, Ms. Ann Wanjiru and County Party officials.

Only five incumbents, among 33 sitting legislators and the Governor would defend polls after wading through the nominations’ tsunami. They are Baringo North and Edama Ravine Constituency legislators William Cheptumo and Moses Lesonet respectively and three MCAs.

Among the new entrants is the widow of the murdered Loyamorok MCA, Kibet Cheretei, Bernice Lorangi.

By Benson Kelio/Christopher Kiprop

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