Tiampati Picks Running mate
Former Information and Communications Technology Principal Secretary Joseph Tiampati has nominated William Altetia as running mate in his quest for the Narok gubernatorial seat.
Making the announcement in Narok , Tiampati who is the ODM candidate for the gubernatorial seat said Altetia fitted the bill because he was well learned and had experience having worked in the banking sector for six years.
He also said his running mate also brought in the much-needed regional balance since he hailed from the Transmara area. The law requires the contenders of this seat to have a minimum of university degree.
Altetia was the chief officer in charge of disaster at Narok County government before his resignation to join politics recently.
Tiampati will face off during the forthcoming election with Chama Cha Mashinani gubernatorial aspirant who is also the current Narok West Member of Parliament Patrick Ntutu, and incumbent Samuel Tunai who is flying the Jubilee flag.
The fact that Ntutu and Tiampati come from the largest Maasai clan, the Purko could work against them since the duo is likely to split the votes of this large voting block and give the incumbent some leverage.
Tiampati has promised to fight corruption in the county and ensure that the revenue generated from the Maasai Mara Game Reserve and National allocation to the county is used to benefit all the residents.
“Our county has enough resources that if well utilized will boost our people’s living standard,” he said.
He faulted the incumbent governor for not implementing the development agenda he had promised wananchi before he was elected.
Tiampati stated that ODM is the most popular party in the county as opposed to Jubilee and the newly formed Bomet Governor’s led party Chama Cha Mashinani and hence he remained hopeful of trouncing his two opponents come August 8.
“We will join efforts to campaign for ODM in the county so that we can ensure the party garners all the possible seats,” he said.
By Mabel Keya-Shikuku