By Brian Rono
It’s not a smooth run in for the Jubilee Alliance Party in Kericho. After the already concluded party nominations, election campaigns are getting on top gear as those vying together with their allies criss cross the county.
South Rift Politicians have started taking side with some still grueling with party nomination loss, hence, expressing discontentment from the outcome of the already concluded JAP nominations.
Some of those who lost the seat went mum the moment they learnt the youthful Aaron Cheruiyot had won the nomination ticket.
Among them, former roads minister Franklin Bett. The former powerful minister had complained that the nomination wasn’t fair despite the fact that he kept quiet after that allegation.
However, political guzzlers have started making their voices louder to at list get some notice from high end leaders from whom they need to draw attention from by taking advantage of the by-election.
Politician Richard Bii who is a former legislator told off Jubilee Alliance Party leaders that they will back KANU’s candidate Paul Sang.
The KANU candidate has received a support from the expected Jubilee rivals Cord and the dissident Bomet governor Isaac Ruto.
Charles Keter has thrown his weight behind the youthful politician stating that since he was a former founder of Jubilee Alliance Party, he expects the people of Kericho County to rally a massive support for the JAP’s candidate.
MPs who were elected to the August house on URP party in Kericho County have expressed their support for the JAP candidate led by Kipkelion Member of Parliament and his Ainamoi counterpart. KANU lead politicians Nick Salat and Gideon Moi are also hitting the road in the area to drum up support for Paul Sang.
This seems to be a litmus test for the Deputy President who has been receiving a continued opposition outcry from the KANU led faction in his Rift Valley back yard.