Isaac Ruto's Supporters Worried Over His Silence After Losing Governorship

  • By Marikio Muchiri on Friday, 11 August 2017 - 6:11pm
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  • Outgoing Bomet Governor Isaac Ruto has sparked tension among his supporters following his silence after losing the seat to National Assembly Deputy Speaker Joyce Laboso.

    Ruto has been vocal in most of the issues affecting either his county or the country but has been uncharacteristically quiet since Laboso was announced the Governor-elect.

    Though most of the election losers including governors have either conceded defeat or disputed the results, Ruto is yet to speak or appear in public since the gubernatorial results were announced.

    The NASA co-principal was last seen on Tuesday at Chebaraa Primary School where he cast his vote and assured his supporters he would win the gubernatorial race.

    Sources privy to his plans divulged that Ruto is set to issue a statement indicating his next move following the loss.

    Laboso, who is the outgoing Sotik Member of Parliament garnered 175,932 votes (67,20%) while running on a Jubilee ticket against the incumbent's 85,863 votes (32,80%) who run on a CCM ticket.

    Upon being declared the winner, she urged Ruto to concede defeat so that she could manage to unite the residents given that Bomet was one of the hotly contested seats.

    “The people of Bomet have spoken in one voice and I prevail upon him to respect the will of the people," she stated.

    Among those who have already accepted the results include outgoing Bungoma boss Ken Lusaka who lost to Ford Kenya's Wycliffe Wangamati.

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