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Kamuren retains Baringo South parliamentary seat

Charles Kamuren has successfully defended the Baringo South Parliamentary seat in the just concluded elections.

Kamuren garnered 15,840 votes to beat Dickson Ole Keis of Jubilee party, who came in second position with 9,839 votes and Independent candidate, Joseph Tarus, who was third after collecting 7,241 votes.

Speaking at Marigat High School Constituency Tallying Centre, Wednesday, after being handed an election certificate by the Baringo South Returning Officer, George Githinji, he said that the win was an affirmation that the constituents trust in his leadership.

The Legislator commended his competitors for putting-up a spirited fight during the campaign period, saying that without them the competition would have been dull.

“I am now asking my worthy competitors to team-up with me, so that we can develop our Sub-county forward,” he said.

The MP pledged that he will work round the clock to ensure that the perennial security challenge bedeviling the area is amicably addressed, to allow residents to live in peace and engage in meaningful development activities.

Kamuren was first elected through a by-election in 2018, following the demise of area MP, Grace Kipchoim, who succumbed to long illness.

The Returning Officer commended area residents and candidates for maintaining peace during the campaigns and elections and asked them to continue with the same spirit.

In the Member of County Assembly elections, out of the four elective positions two of them retained their seats on UDA ticket while one went to a Jubilee candidate and another was taken by an ODM contestant.

By Benson Kelio and Joshua Kibet

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