In a United Democratic Alliance zone and the entire county where the party bagged four members of parliament seats, Chama Cha Mashinani (CCM) won the Chepalungu parliamentary seat in Bomet County for the second time running.
Chepalungu, is CCM party leader Isaac Rutto’s home village and is perceived to be the party’s stronghold.
In results that reflected the 2017 Election trend, the constituency is the only one whose voters defied the hustler movement wave in the region and stuck with a candidate from a minority political outfit.
Mr Victor Koech, garnered 45,966 votes to beat former area MP Paul Savimbi Bii, who was seeking to recapture the seat under the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party ticket and polled 15,819 votes.
Mr. Peter Bunei of Amani National Congress (ANC) got 1,261 votes, while Mr Evans Cheruiyot (Democratic Congress Party) had 620 votes, Mr Paul Langat (National Vision Party) bagged 213 votes, Mr Michael Ngeno (Orange Democratic Movement) had 200 votes and Mr Ronald Kiprono of Kanu got 182 votes.
During the 2017 Election, Incumbent MP Gideon Koskei (CCM) ousted Mr Bii, who was then defending the seat under Jubilee Party which painted the entire region red.
Addressing the media after he was declared MP-elect by the IEBC constituency returning officer, Koech thanked the electorate for electing him promising them great things ahead.
“I am grateful for the support the residents of Chepalungu constituency have given me in this General Election and I promise that I will not disappoint them,” Koech told the press.
By Lamech Willy