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Sunday, 19 April 2015

Early schemes to make Chepalungu MP one-termer

Chepalungu constituency MP Paul Bii is facing strong opposition from residents who have been complaining that he has neglected the area.
Bii, a former Kenya National Union of Teachers executive secretary in Bomet branch, is having trouble after his political opponents started participating in development projects  in his area.
The MP is on record attacking Bomet governor Isaac Ruto and MPs Bernard Bett (Bomet East), Ronald Tonui (Bomet Central), Senator Wilfred Lessan and Joyce Laboso (Sotik), currently using the forum to demand for Ruto to step aside.
As the government is going on with investigations over allegations of corruption against the governor, the MPs have taken advantage to campaign for one of them aimed at challenging Ruto for governor in 2017.
Laboso who is also national assembly deputy speaker has been fronted to go for the seat.
Bii’s development record is not bad but he has of late political challengers have emerged.
 Gideon Koske (Sonko), is doing rounds in Bii’s constituency and if Bii is to retain the seat in the next elections, he will have to require extra external force.
Koske has become a household name in Chepalungu. He frequents functions and his development record has been praised by many and may likely be a man to watch in the unfolding political scenario.
Last week, Koske donated iron sheets to Chebunyo Primary School for a class that was funded by CDF money and participated in repairing a bridge in the same constituency.
The MPs are close allies of deputy president William Ruto.