DAVID KIMAIYO

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En­dorsed by the Cord leader

Cord leader Raila Odinga has asked El­geyo Marak­wet res­i­dents to elect for­mer In­spec­tor Gen­eral of Po­lice David Kimaiyo as se­na­tor. Kimaiyo has de­clared his in­ter­est to un­seat in­cum­bent Kipchumba Murkomen on the Kanu ticket. His en­dorse­ment comes as Kanu holds dis­cus­sions over a pos­si­ble al­liance to de­feat Ju­bilee.

Cord leader Raila Odinga has asked El­geyo Marak­wet res­i­dents to elect for­mer In­spec­tor Gen­eral of Po­lice David Kimaiyo se­na­tor.

Kimaiyo has de­clared his in­ter­est to un­seat in­cum­bent Kipchumba Murkomen on the Kanu ticket. His en­dorse­ment comes as Kanu holds dis­cus­sions over a pos­si­ble al­liance to de­feat Pres­i­dent Uhuru Keny­atta.

Speak­ing at Ch­esongoch, Marak­wet East, on Tues­day, Raila said Kimaiyo has the req­ui­site ex­pe­ri­ence.

He said Kimaiyo was a vic­tim of a witch-hunt by lead­ers out to marginalise mi­nor­ity com­mu­ni­ties. Kimaiyo comes from the Ke­rio Val­ley. Raila ac­cused Murkomen of be­ing part of car­tels that looted the Na­tional Youth Ser­vice.

He vis­ited the Ke­rio Val­ley to con­sole vic­tims of ban­ditry at­tacks. Raila urged them to vote out Ju­bilee. “You can’t com­plain about bury­ing peo­ple ev­ery week­end, yet you re­main in the same gov­ern­ment that has failed to pro­tect your peo­ple.”

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