"I have now passed on the leadership baton to my former pupil as I prepare for more challenging responsibilities," he said without elaborating.

"Success is not success without a successor."


Mr Sakuda, who now calls himself a kingmaker, also revealed that he has been behind the rise of newly-crowned Woman Rep-elect Janet Teiyaa and Senator-elect Philip Mpaayei, both of Jubilee.

"I personally introduced Mpaayei to the people of Kajiado when I invited him and (Joseph) Ole Lenku to my home in Kimuka.

“As for Teiyaa, I went to her village in Ilkelorit when President Kenyatta tasked me with the job of finding a disabled woman to be nominated to Parliament by our then party TNA," recalled Mr Sakuda.

Ms Teiyaa was subsequently nominated to parliament in 2013 from where she launched her bid for the Kajiado woman rep seat.

Mr Sakuda has also urged outgoing Kajiado governor, Dr David Nkedianye, to follow his example and concede defeat to Mr Ole Lenku.

"If Sakuda can concede defeat, why can't Nasa leader Raila Odinga also do the same?" wondered Mr Sakuda.

"He is unnecessarily heightening tension in our country. If he can't concede defeat, then let him follow the Constitution he claims to champion and go challenge the results in court."

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