Uasin Gishu woman rep to face tough com­pe­ti­tion in bid to run for Soy leg­is­la­tor

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties Rift Valley -

Uasin Gishu woman rep­re­sen­ta­tive Eusila Ngeny will not de­fend her post in next year’s polls, but will in­stead run for Soy MP, she has said. She spoke at the week­end dur­ing a pub­lic meet­ing in El­doret town. “I have been a woman MP and deputy mayor in El­doret in the past and I think I will serve well as MP for Soy,” Ngeny said. She has been ac­cused of be­ing pas­sive, but she de­fended her­self, say­ing she had per­formed well as a woman rep­re­sen­ta­tive. In Soy con­stituency she will face a tough con­test in nom­i­na­tions against more than 10 other Ju­bilee Party as­pi­rants. Area MP Ed­win Barchilei, who has been ac­cused of be­ing pas­sive for the last four years, has said he will de­fend his seat. Other as­pi­rants in­clude DP Wil­liam Ruto’s close ally Caleb Kosi­tany and busi­ness­man Hezekiah Kos­gey, who has been im­ple­ment­ing com­mu­nity projects in the area for the last two years. Kup­pet of­fi­cial Julius Korir is also con­sid­ered a strong as­pi­rant for the seat. In the same area, former reg­is­trar of the ju­di­ciary Gla­dys Boss Shollei is yet to con­firm if she will run for the Se­nate as she had in­di­cated early this year.

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