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Culprits arrested in Bomet, Nairobi, Marsabit, Mombasa, Embu

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Culprits arrested in Bomet, Nairobi, Marsabit, Mombasa, Embu


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Kenya Airports Authority set to expand Homa bay Airstrip

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Kenya Airports Authority set to expand Homa bay Airstrip


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What next for NASA in Rift Valley after Isaac Ruto's exit?

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What next for NASA in Rift Valley after Isaac Ruto's exit?


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NASA leader Raila Odinga’s South Rift campaign left in limbo

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NASA leader Raila Odinga’s South Rift campaign left in limbo


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You will get zero votes in Bomet, Laboso tells Raila

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You will get zero votes in Bomet, Laboso tells Raila


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NASA co-principal Isaac Ruto joins President Uhuru, Ruto ahead of Kapkatet rally

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NASA co-principal Isaac Ruto joins President Uhuru, Ruto ahead of Kapkatet rally


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I will not join Jubilee, vows former Bomet governor Isaac Ruto

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I will not join Jubilee, vows former Bomet governor Isaac Ruto


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Culprits arrested in Bomet, Nairobi, Marsabit, Mombasa, Embu
NAIROBI, KENYA: The National Environment and Management Authority has so far arrested twenty people violating plastic ban order. The authority said most affected counties include Bomet, Nairobi, Mombasa, Marsabit and Embu. “We have arrested 10 people in Bomet, 12 in Mombasa and the rest in the other counties,” said NEMA. The Government has maintained its stand on the ban through Gazette notice number 2356 made on February 28, 2017 by Environment Cabinet Secretary Judi Wakhungu, despite opposition from manufacturers   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  Nairobi |  Mombasa |  Marsabit |  Embu |  Bomet | 
Drive to lift counties’ dairy sector
Dairy farmers in five counties will benefit from a new initiative by Barclays Bank. The campaign driven by the bank’s agribusiness unit aims to support the milk processing value chain in Kisii, Nyamira, Narok, Bomet and Kericho counties. The bank said yesterday it would provide innovative financial solutions throughout the value chain of the region’s dairy sector to boost milk production in the country, which has dropped by almost 50 per cent   Read More ...
Categories: Farming | 
Tags: Dairy farming | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Narok |  Bomet |  Nyamira | 
Kenya Airports Authority set to expand Homa bay Airstrip
Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) will expand Kabunde airstrip to boost tourism sector. The airport serves Flight 540 and caters for passengers from neighbouring Kisii, Bomet, Migori and parts of Tanzania. KAA Chief Executive Officer Johnny Anderson met Homa Bay Governor Cyprian Awiti before touring the facility. The airstrip had been neglected until February 2016, when it was re-opened for commercial flights after refurbishment by the county government   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  Bomet |  Homa Bay | 
Ignore errant members, Rutto right to back Uhuru, say Bomet’s CCM officials
A section of CCM officials from Bomet are defending party leader Isaac Rutto for his about turn to support President Uhuru Kenyatta in the repeat presidential poll. Bomet Central CCM chairman Kiplangat Chepkwony on Wednesday lashed out at âerrantâ members for attacking the former governor for ditching NASA. He said the attacks are in bad faith. Chepkwony said it was wrong for the âfew selfish membersâ to seek political mileage by saying Rutto did not consult them   Read More ...
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Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Bomet | 
No mass layoffs, witch-hunting of Bomet county staff - Laboso
Bomet Governor Joyce Laboso has sought to allay fears her administration will carry out mass layoffs. Laboso yesterday set the record straight about the renewal of contracts, saying all positions that will fall vacant after an audit will be advertised and filled competitively by the County Public Service Board. Laboso said 150 employeesâ contracts have expired. She was noncommittal on the number of employees on contract, adding an ad hoc committee has been formed to establish the figure   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  Bomet | 
Sossion on his own in NASA, we'll vote Uhuru - Kericho, Bomet KNUT bosses
KNUT officials in Kericho and Bomet counties have declared support for President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election on October 17. Uhuru will face NASA candidate Raila Odinga in a re-run following the nullification of his victory by the Supreme Court. Kericho branch secretary Stanley Mutai said they are not party to KNUT secretary general Wilson Sossion's claim that all teachers have switched allegiance to NASA   Read More ...
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Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Kericho |  Bomet | 
What next for NASA in Rift Valley after Isaac Ruto's exit?
The defection of former Bomet Governor Isaac Ruto from the National Super Alliance (NASA) to Jubilee Party has thrown into disarray plans by the Opposition to chip away a portion of the Rift Valley votes from the ruling party ahead of the October 17 repeat presidential election. NASA must now go back to the drawing board to strategise on how to convince voters in the Jubilee stronghold to vote for its presidential candidate, Raila Odinga   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  Rift Valley |  Bomet | 
Bomet tea farmers express dissatisfaction on bonus prices
SUMMARY Tea farmers in Bomet County are dissatisfied with the bonus released by KTDA Farmers said the prices were only being used to woo them after many of them decided to take their tea to private factories Tea farmers in Bomet County are dissatisfied with the bonus released by the Kenya Tea Development Agency (KTDA). Some farmers said that although the payment was an increase from last year, it was still below their expectations   Read More ...
Categories: Farming | 
Tags: Farmers |  Horticulture |  Crops |  Tea Farming |  Tea Farmers | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Bomet | 
Don’t push to postpone exams, Misori tells leaders
Kuppet has warned politicians against lobbying for the postponement of the KCPE and KCSE exams. “Parents, education stakeholders, the examination council and candidates had already set their brains on the dates set for the exams and any changes would psychologically affect them,” secretary general Akello Misori (pictured) said. He addressed Kuppet members from Bomet, Kericho, Kisumu, Mombasa, Nairobi, Nakuru and Nandi during the union’s annual general meeting at Sunshine Upper Hill, Kericho town, on Saturday   Read More ...
Categories: Education | 
Tags: Examinations |  Education systems |  8:4:4 | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Nairobi |  Mombasa |  Kericho |  Bomet |  Kisumu | 
Former Bomet governor Rutto ditches NASA for Jubilee
Former Bomet Governor Isaac Rutto has shifted his loyalty to President Uhuru Kenyatta ahead of the October 17 repeat presidential elections. Rutto who joined the National Super Alliance (NASA) on April 20 this year as the fifth principal, Friday received President Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto at Kapkatet grounds, Kericho County, where the two took their presidential campaigns. Rutto’s absence in Opposition rallies had raised eyebrows among NASA supporters with pundits predicting he was warming up to join the Jubilee Party   Read More ...
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Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Bomet | 
No vacuum in NASA after Isaac Ruto exit, says nominated MP Wilson Sossion
SUMMARY Former Bomet Governor Isaac Ruto decamped to Jubilee Party from the Opposition after losing election. After Ruto's exit, former Meru Governor Peter Munya joined NASA as a co-principal. Wilson Sossion has vowed to deliver Bomet votes to Opposition leader Raila Odinga. The Kenya National Union of Teachers Secretary General Wilson Sossion has said there is no vacuum within National Super Alliance (NASA) in Rift Valley following the exit of former Bomet Governor Isaac Ruto   Read More ...
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Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Rift Valley |  Bomet | 
Thieves steal six computers, server from Bomet's Longisa hospital
Police in Bomet are investigating an incident where unknown people stole six computers and the main server from Longisa county referral hospital. Officials said they believe the break-in was an inside job since no doors or locks were broken during the Friday night heist. The theft, which targeted crucial information set to be used in an audit, affected services at the hospital for several hours on Saturday   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  Bomet |  East Bomet |  Longisa |  Longisa | 
Former Bomet Governor Isaac Ruto decamps NASA, to support Uhuru’s re-election bid
Erstwhile Bomet Governor Isaac Ruto opened another chapter in his chequered political career yesterday when he officially decamped from Opposition leader Raila Odinga’s National Super Alliance (NASA) to Jubilee. The outspoken politician had maintained a studious silence since his humiliating defeat in the race for Bomet governor by Joyce Laboso. For one month, his no-show in major NASA events, including the day of judgement at the Supreme Court, had Kenyans guessing on his next move   Read More ...
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Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Rift Valley |  Bomet | 
Jubilee party holds rally at Uhuru Park as NASA pitches camp in Narok
President Kenyatta is seeking re-election after the Supreme Court nullified the August 8th poll. During a mega rally at Kapkatet grounds in Kericho on Friday, the Jubilee Party presidential campaign received a major boost after former Bomet Governor Isaac Ruto decamped the National Super Alliance (NASA) in which he was a co-principal, backing President Kenyatta’s re-election in the forthcoming presidential contest   Read More ...
Categories: Politics & Government | 
Tags: Elections | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Rift Valley |  Bomet | 
NASA leader Raila Odinga’s South Rift campaign left in limbo
The surprise pulling out of former Bomet governor Isaac Ruto from NASA to Jubilee left the NASA flag bearer, Raila Odinga, without a significant point man in the South Rift region. "When I looked over my shoulder (after the August 8 General Election) I found myself alone and that is why I decided I cannot lead only a few people to Canaan   Read More ...
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Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Rift Valley |  Bomet |  Nyanza | 
The secret phone call from Uhuru that saw Isaac Ruto dump Raila Odinga
Ex-Bomet Governor Isaac Ruto has officially decamped from the National Super Alliance (NASA) to Jubilee. - Speaking in Bomet on Friday, September 8, Ruto said that he was called by Uhuru and his deputy to join their campaigns - He explained that his move was occasioned by the quest to join other Kalenjin leaders in uniting the people. - Kericho Governor Paul Chepkwony was a major key player behind the scenes in the big move by Isaac Ruto President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto are the forces behind former Bomet Governor Isaac Ruto's decision to ditch National Super Alliance (NASA)   Read More ...
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Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Rift Valley |  Bomet | 
You will get zero votes in Bomet, Laboso tells Raila
You will not get a single vote from Bomet this time round, Governor Joyce Laboso has told NASA’s Raila Odinga. “We will ensure the 31,000 votes that the opposition got and the more than 60,000 votes that were not cast at that time all will be voted to the Jubilee administration,” she said. Laboso addressed the press moments after she witnessed the swearing-in of MCAs   Read More ...
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Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Bomet | 
Former Bomet Governor Isaac Ruto reveals why he ditched Raila Odinga for President Uhuru Kenyatta
Former Bomet Governor Isaac Ruto has revealed why he decided to ditch Raila Odinga and the NASA coalition for Jubilee Party ahead of the repeat presidential election on October 17. According to the former NASA co-principal, he felt lonely and decided to jump ship to his former home. "I felt lonely. I found myself alone and I have now decided to come back   Read More ...
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Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Rift Valley |  Bomet |  Nyanza | 
Isaac Ruto supports Uhuru Kenyatta in repeat presidential poll
Nasa principal and former Bomet Governor Isaac Ruto has shifted allegiance to Jubilee and announced that he is supporting the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta in the October 17 repeat poll. Mr Ruto showed up at a Jubilee rally at the famous Kapkatet Grounds in Kericho Town addressed by President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto. "Today I have returned (to) where I belong," Mr Ruto said as he addressed an excited crowd   Read More ...
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Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Central |  Rift Valley |  Bomet |  Kericho | 
Isaac Ruto joins list of poll losers who’ve abandoned NASA ship
Former Bomet Governor Isaac Ruto has shifted his loyalty to President Uhuru Kenyatta ahead of the October 17 repeat presidential election. Ruto who joined the National Super Alliance (NASA) on April 20 as the fifth principal Friday received President Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto at Kapkatet grounds, Kericho County, where the two took their presidential campaigns. Ruto’s absence in Opposition rallies had raised eyebrows among NASA supporters with pundits predicting he was warming up to join the Jubilee Party   Read More ...
Categories: Politics & Government | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Rift Valley |  Bomet | 
NASA co-principal Isaac Ruto joins President Uhuru, Ruto ahead of Kapkatet rally
Former Bomet Governor Isaac Ruto has joined Jubilee party leaders ahead of a campaign rally in Kapkatet, Kericho County. In photos, the Chama Cha Mashinani (CCM) Party Leader is seen with several leaders alighting from a helicopter ready for the event. Ruto, who was defeated by Bomet Governor Joyce Laboso in the August polls, had recently vowed that he would not ditch NASA for the Jubilee Party   Read More ...
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Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Rift Valley |  Bomet |  Bureti |  Buret |  Kapkatet | 
Blow for locals as tea firms get back land leases for land
Indigenous communities displaced by colonialists a century ago have stepped up the fight for compensation after it emerged that leases of tea firms that took over their land have been renewed for another 99 years. The Talai, Kipsigis and Ogiek communities in Kericho, Bomet and Nandi counties were hopeful that the 999-year leases that were reduced to 99 years by the 2010 Constitution were about to expire   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  Kericho |  Bomet | 
I will not join Jubilee, vows former Bomet governor Isaac Ruto
Former Bomet governor Isaac Ruto has said he will not ditch the National Super Alliance for Jubilee Party. Ruto criticised those peddling lies about his next political stand after losing to Governor Joyce Laboso. "I am in NASA to stay. I have decided to maintain a low profile to allow Bomet people to settle. I know the election was marred with a lot of irregularities since government machinery were used to intimidate my supporters," said Ruto at a press conference in Nairobi (Monday)   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  Nairobi |  Rift Valley |  Bomet | 
Isaac Ruto: ‘Jubilee has not approached me but…’
SUMMARY NASA Co-principal Isaac Ruto has expressed his desire to maintain a low profile after losing Bomet governorship to Joyce Laboso. Joyce Laboso became one of the first female governors in Kenya under the devolved system NASA Co-Principal and also former Bomet Governor Isaac Ruto has insisted that news doing rounds on social media saying he has defected to Jubilee is false and is in NASA to stay   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  Rift Valley |  Bomet | 
"Where is Former Bomet County Governor Isaac Ruto," NASA Coalition clears the air
"Where is Former Bomet County Governor Isaac Ruto," NASA Coalition clears the air Editor's Choice | Monday 4 Sep 2017 2:00 pm "Where is Former Bomet County Governor Isaac Ruto," NASA Coalition clears the air.   Read More ...
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Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Rift Valley |  Bomet | 
New railway line expected to boost business
Tetaat konyorunei kelchin teksietab oretab karitab maat nebo klasari counties i5 nengetee Naiva sha Kisumu county , ole kimangu kotaret notok eng oleo eng kakimitatb sector nebo tachetab kiprutoinik. Kosupgei ak kibagengeitab Kenya railway ko kamwa kole alak eng counties chebendi konyorunei kelchin ioretab karitab maat nebo kasari koboto Narok, Bomet< Kericho ak Kisumu. Kimangu keboishe eng tetutyet notok silingisiek billion 380 ole kosupgei ak Counties’ integrated development kotakchingei teksetab oretab kairitab maat nebo Naivasha Kisumu kokanapto eng oleo yaetab mungaret missing ko kabotik   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  Narok |  Bomet | 
Laboso cleans up Bomet, revs up for county staff cleanup
A dumpsite at the county assembly grounds will be relocated immediately, Bomet Governor Joyce Laboso has said. She spoke yesterday in Bomet town during a cleanup. The site is an eye sore and a health hazard and her administration will embark on immediate remedial measures. The county will temporarily use an idle quarry to dump solid waste as it looks for a long lasting solution, she said   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  Bomet |  Bomet | 
New railway line expected to boost business and tourism in four counties
NAIROBI, KENYA: Five counties on the Naivasha-Kisumu standard gauge railway route will benefit from improved trade and tourism opportunities once the project is completed, according to a Kenya Railways working document. With railway stations planned in Narok, Bomet, Kericho, and Kisumu counties, trade is expected to rise and ‘hidden’ tourist attractions in the regions boosted. The Sh380 billion SGR project (Phase 2B) is in line with the counties’ integrated development plans to enhance access to markets at a lower cost for the agriculture-based economies   Read More ...
Categories: Travel & Recreation | 
Tags: Travel & Tourism |  Tourism | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Nairobi |  Narok |  Bomet |  Central Kisumu | 
What next for Rutto, now that Laboso is the county boss?
If winning against NASA was Jubilee’s greatest victory, then winning in Bomet was its sweetest victory. While it still remains to be determined whether really Jubilee won the presidency fair and square, there is little doubt that it won the governor race in Bomet fair and square. Former Governor Isaac Rutto has even conceded defeat and handed over to Joyce Laboso   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  Bomet | 
Quit NASA, Join JP, Uhuru urges Rutto
President Uhuru Kenyatta yesterday joined other JP leaders in urging former Bomet Governor Isaac Rutto to abandon NASA and join Jubilee. Uhuru, who was in Bomet for the swearing in of new Governor Joyce Laboso, said, “We in Jubilee have no fights with anyone. We’re not in resentment with anyone and so we urge you to leave those people in the other camp and join us   Read More ...
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Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Bomet | 
Governor Joyce Laboso vows to change lives of Bomet residents
Governor Joyce Laboso promised to revive Bomet County’s declining agricultural sector. Dr Laboso and her deputy, Henry Kiplagat Barchok, took oath of office in a ceremony attended by President Uhuru Kenyatta, outgoing Governor Isaac Ruto, and other top government officials. In her acceptance speech at the Bomet Green Stadium, Laboso sought to reassure the workers in the county of fair treatment, saying although an audit would be conducted, it would not be a witch-hunt   Read More ...
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Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Bomet | 
President Kenyatta challenges Raila Odinga to emulate former Bomet Governor Isaac Ruto and concede
. | Tuesday 22 Aug 2017 9:31 pm President Kenyatta challenges Raila Odinga to emulate former Bomet Governor Isaac Ruto and concede   Read More ...
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Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Rift Valley |  Bomet |  Nyanza | 
Governor Laboso sets out priorities in Bomet as Isaac Ruto concedes
Newly elected Bomet Governor Joyce Laboso has attributed her success to the huge support given to her by President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto. Speaking after her swearing-in ceremony attended by President Kenyatta, Laboso said she will use the opportunity to serve the people of Bomet effectively. She stated that key among her areas of focus will be unemployment, agricultural production and provision of efficient service to all   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  Bomet | 
Sossion now turns down ODM nomination offer
Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut) secretary-general Wilson Sossion has written to Orange Democratic Party declining a nomination to serve in the 12th Parliament. The move may seem a tactical retreat after the coalition failed to clinch the presidency in the just-concluded General Election. His withdrawal comes days after reports emerged that ODM could be contemplating nominating former Bomet governor Isaac Ruto to parliament to lead the opposition agenda in the August House   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  Rift Valley |  Bomet | 
Defeated Bomet governor Isaac Ruto will announce his next political destination
Former Bomet Governor Isaac Ruto will announce his next move after Dr Joyce Laboso, who beat him in the August 8 polls, is sworn in on Tuesday in a ceremony to be attended by President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto. Isaac Ruto was speaking during a swearing-in briefing in Bomet ahead of Tuesday's event to be held at Bomet Green stadium   Read More ...
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Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Rift Valley |  Bomet | 
WE ARE NOT DIVIDED: Outgoing Bomet governor Isaac Ruto meets Joyce Laboso
| Monday 21 Aug 2017 8:49 am Outgoing Bomet governor Isaac Ruto and incoming Joyce Laboso urge residents to remain united.   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  Rift Valley |  Bomet | 
More governors to take oath of office this week
Bomet Governor-elect Joyce Laboso and outgoing governor Isaac Ruto Sunday met for the first time after the General Election for the rehearsal of Dr Laboso’s inauguration ceremony to take place on Tuesday. Dr Laboso, Mr Ruto and the transition team met at the county government headquarters in Bomet town. Dr Laboso said the day belongs to the Bomet people. HISTORIC. “It will be a historic day for all of us taking into account that I am among the first three Kenyan women to be elected governors in the country since the onset of devolution,” she said   Read More ...
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Tags: Government |  Governors | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Bomet |  Bomet | 
I am down but not out, Bomet Governor Isaac Ruto finally speaks
SUMMARY Bomet Governor Isaac Ruto says he is still active in NASA politics and will continue popularizing his Chama Cha Mashinani party. Ruto says NASA through a petition filed at the Supreme Court, will expose tricks Jubilee used to rig presidential elections. Outgoing Bomet governor Isaac Ruto has said he is down but not out politically after losing to Joyce Laboso in the gubernatorial race   Read More ...
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Places: Kenya |  Rift Valley |  Bomet | 
External forces to blame for my downfall - Isaac Rutto
Outgoing Bomet Governor Isaac Rutto on Thursday blamed “external forces” for the loss he suffered in the just-concluded election. He was speaking for the first time since he was floored by his Jubilee opponent Joyce Laboso in the polls. Rutto accused police of allegedly being used by the electoral agency to mess up the voting process. He spoke at his rural home in Bomet after meeting with county executive committee members and newly elected MCAs on his Chama Cha Mashinani ticket   Read More ...
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Tags: Elections | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Bomet | 
Isaac Ruto ready to hand over to governor-elect Laboso
The outgoing Bomet Governor Mr Isaac Ruto has said he is ready to hand over power to his successor, Dr Joyce Laboso next Monday. Mr Ruto also said he will not file a case to challenge Dr Laboso’s win even as he claimed that the results were doctored. "Let Dr Laboso continue with development activities from where I left and do more for Bomet people in her administration since this is what they are yearning for" he said   Read More ...
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