- The Baringo Senator retained his seat seeing off competiotion from Jubilee and ODM candidates
- KANU also won the Baringo Women Rep seat, Gladwell Cheruiyot with 64, 319 votes
- Moi as arged the ccountry to keep aside the political diffrences and focus on developing the country
Baringo Senator and KANU national chairman Gideon Moi has successfully defended his senatorial seat in a fiercely contested race.
Gideon, who got 116,209 votes, beat Simon Chelugui of Jubilee Party and Kennedy Ayabei of the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) who garnered 70,182 and 3,439, respectively.
After being declared winner and handed the certificate by the returning officer yesterday, Gideon headed to Kabarnet town and later to Kiptilit Primary School grounds where he addressed residents.
He thanked them for their massive support and love.
“I thank you for having faith and trust in me and giving me the privilege to serve as your senator for the second time,” he said.
The senator said he would work with all elected leaders to build the county and improve the residents’ livelihoods.
He said his win was the beginning of a journey to serving his people at a higher position. He said his dream to be Kenya’s president in 2022 is still alive and through the support of the people of Baringo he believes he will realise it.
He said he will consider the needs of Baringo residents first as they were the pillar he stood on.
Gideon said he is a servant of the people and he will not discriminate against anyone, including those who did not support him.
He said the issue of banditry that has been giving the people of Baringo sleepless nights will be a thing of the past and urged all elected leaders to work together in ending the menace.
“Let’s work together. It’s time to keep aside our political differences and focus on developing our county. Let’s stand and walk together,” he said.
Baringo Woman Representative-elect Gladwell Cheruiyot of KANU and Governor-elect Stanley Kiptis of the Jubilee Party also received their certificates.
Kiptis said he is willing and ready to work with his people, young and old, men and women to ensure their needs are catered for.
Uniting the people
He said his administration will ensure equitable distribution of county resources, adding that the door to his office will remain open for all.
Cheruiyot said as mother she will play the role of uniting the people of Baringo.
She emerged the best among the five candidates who contested for the position after getting 64,319 votes.