Baringo Governor Benjamin Cheboi casts his vote at Shimoni in Eldama Ravine during Jubilee party nominations on April 24, 2017. He lost in the nominations/SOURCES
BY KORIR JUMA/NAMULONGO PETER,CORRESPONDENTS,25TH APRIL 2017-Baringo County Governor Benjamin Cheboi ,has become one of the first governors to be defeated in the ongoing party primaries in which voters appear impatient to send the founding devolution chiefs home.
Even though all results had not been counted by the time of going to press, Mr Cheboi, a former secretary to the Teachers Service Commission, was trailing his opponent, the local teachers’ union boss Stanley Kiptis, by huge margins in nearly every polling station.
There being no major challenger to Mr Kiptis in the August 8 general election, the easy going teacher is already almost certainly assured of evicting the bureaucrat from the governor’s office at Kabarnet, home of Kenya’s second President Daniel Arap Moi.
Also shown the door by Jubilee supporters are Baringo Central MP Sammy Mwaita and his Mogotio constituency counterpart Helen Sambili who are winding up their second terms.
Mr Mwaita, a former lands boss, lost to David Kerich, a Nairobi-based lawyer who got 12, 341 votes against the MP’s 5, 448.
Prof Sambili, a former university teacher and Kanu stalwart who defected to Jubilee last year, lost to Dr Daniel Tuitoek, an engineering lecturer at Egerton University.
Dr Tuitoek garnered 11,994 votes against Sambili’s 6,015.
KIRINYAGA COUNTY CONTEST
In Kirinyaga county former Cabinet Secretary Anne Waiguru is one step closer to becoming the next Kirinyaga Governor after trouncing the incumbent Joseph Ndathi in the Jubilee Party primaries.
With the results of only two polling stations pending, Waiguru has a commanding lead of over 80,000 votes with 102,927 votes against Ndathi’s 19,078.
Ann Waiguru she has so far emerged the winner/FILE
Once she claims the ticket, Waiguru will face off with another former female minister, NARC-Kenya’s Martha Karua, in the August General Election and has once again been tipped to win.
MIGORI COUNTY CONTEST
In Migori the incumbent Okoth Obado has retained his seat after he was declared winner in the ODM primaries results.Ochilo Ayako disputes results.
The incumbent migori Governor Okoth Obado/FILE
Obado managed to gunner total of 110,142
His rival Ochilo Ayako managed 59,789
Homabay incumbent governor Cyprian Awiti also retains his position.