Four Bomet MPs in bid to mend fences with Rutto as 2017 election nears
Four Bomet MPs have begun reconciliatory efforts with Governor Isaac Rutto and other leaders ahead of the next election. Ronald Tonui (Bomet Central), Bernard Bett (Bomet East), Sammy Koech (Konoin) and woman representative Cecilia Ngetich on Wednesday met National Water Conservation and Pipeline Corporation chairman Julius Kones, who wants to become Bomet governor, at Parliament Buildings. The agenda of the meeting remains unclear. This came barely a week after the same MPs met Rutto at the same venue. Some residents claim the MPs approached Rutto to fund their campaigns, allegations which have been denied by Tonui, who is believed to be the convener of the meetings. Bomet Senator Wilfred Lesan, National Assembly Deputy Speaker Joyce Laboso and Chepalungu MP Paul Savimbi did not attend the meeting.