In Summary
  • During the impeachment bid on May 2014, he said 32 MCAs voted to remove him from office.
  • DP Ruto had appealed to independent candidates to drop their quests in favour of Jubilee candidates.

Kericho's incumbent governor has gained renewed legitimacy if the election results are anything to go by.

Prof Paul Chepkwony, who once survived an impeachment instigated by the county assembly, is ahead of his rival with 275,647 votes (95 per cent).

Mr Jonah Keter of Kanu has 13,852 votes.

IMPEACH

During the impeachment bid on May 2014, he said he was shocked that 32 MCAs voted to remove him from office while 15 others, who were against his removal, skipped the voting session.

Fortunately, he was saved by the Senate, and it seems it has not done much to dent his re-election.

JUBILEE

Prof Chepkwony and incumbent Senator Aaron Cheruiyot were on Wednesday evening preparing to toast champagnes.

Mr Cheruiyot is leading with 267,424 votes (92 per cent); his closest challenger is Mr Isaac Biegon (ODM) who has 9,157 votes.

BY-ELECTION

The Jubilee Party duo, who barely campaigned in the run-up to Tuesday’s polls, had a walkover on their competitors who were fairly new.

Mr Cheruiyot was elected on March 2016 after a hotly contested by-election following the appointment of Mr Charles Keter as Energy Cabinet secretary.

He trounced his three challengers to garner 266,737 votes (92.34 per cent).

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