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Sunday 29 March 2015

Speaker Laboso to face Guv Ruto 2017

National assembly deputy speaker Joyce Laboso will contest for the Bomet county gubernatorial position in 2017.
Laboso said that those who are afraid should be informed that she was elected by the people of  Sotik constituency in Bomet county to represent them and  they will decide in 2017 what will be her best position to serve the public when the time comes.
“If Bomet people who love me dearly will call upon me to serve them in any position, as a servant, I will obey,” she said.
The deputy speaker of the national assembly however called on her supporters to hold their horses until the right time .
Laboso also told  Kanu national chairman Gideon Moi and Bomet governor Isaac Ruto to stop dividing the Kalenjin and urged them to rally behind them in their 2017 general election presidential bid.
The two presidential hopefuls, Laboso said, are nonstarters in the race to the top seat in the country and all what they had embarked on was to divide and create confusion among the Kalenjin community subtribes
She told the community to rally behind William Ruto since he is poised to succeed Uhuru Kenyatta in 2022.
Speaking during the burial ceremony of the late Rael Mosonik at Kaplomboi village, Ndanai subcounty in Sotik constituency, Laboso said the small Moi and the governor Ruto presidential  mission was purely to divide the Kalenjin community with intention to frustrate the deputy president’s efforts to succeed Uhuru.
She was reacting to calls by a section of Bomet voters who attended the Kapkatet Stadium meeting attended by DP Ruto to seek election in the Bomet gubernatorial seat.
“If Bomet voters think I’m their choice for the seat come 2017 general elections, I will not let them down but for now I’m not for the idea since it is not election but development time,”  Laboso said.

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