Laikipia Turkanas crown 2 for posts

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties Rift Valley -

The Turkana Coun­cil of Elders in Laikipia county has en­dorsed James Lowasa to run for Laikipia North MP and Ja­cob Edung’s re­elec­tion as Sosian MCA.

The two were crowned dur­ing a cer­e­mony in Aiyam vil­lage, Ru­mu­ruti, where they were as also in­stalled as elders, lead­ers and spokes­men. Lowasa (pic­tured) will bat­tle it out with in­cum­bent Mathew Lem­purkel of ODM and nom­i­nated MP Sarah Leko­rere of URP.

Edung will de­fend the seat for the third time. Both lead­ers will run on the Ju­bilee Party ticket. Lowasa said his agenda is to stop the vet­ting Turkanas are sub­jected to on sus­pi­cion some of them are in­volved with terror groups. He said the rig­or­ous vet­ting is ill-mo­ti­vated, as Turkanas do not live on the KenyaSo­ma­lia bor­der.

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