Sigh of relief as Katoo names running mate from north today

Governor aspirant Katoo ole Metito addresses a crowd in Kimana Kajiado South on Thursday evening.
Kajiado News Update

Kajiado News Update

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After weeks of speculation over who Katoo ole Metito would name as running mate, the governor aspirant is expected today to name his female deputy governor aspirant from the north.

This was revealed today in a note sent by the United Democratic Alliance Party to Kajiado East MP Peris Tobiko notifying her that she will be nominated to the national assembly after the August general election.

The UDA plan on sharing seats in Kajiado contained in the communication letter to Tobiko also indicated that Kajiado South will take the governor seat position.

In the sharing of positions Kajiado West will produce a women representative, Kajiado Central will produce a senator, and Kajiado East will be given a national assembly nomination seat.

The party has also decided that Kajiado North will be given the position of a woman deputy governor, who is expected to be unveiled today (Friday).

Meanwhile, two Kajiado governor aspirants have pitched camps in the Kimana area of Loitokitok in search of votes.

Nkedianye in Kimana on Thursday
Former governor David Nkedianye in Kimana on Thursday

Katoo ole Metito met the people of Kimana on Thursday at the home of nominated MCA Jackline Lalaito, who officially defected from governor Joseph Lenku’s team of ODM.

On the same day, former governor David Nkedianye (Jubilee) had a series of meetings in Kimana town, Sompet, Olorika and Elanga Enkima areas.

At the home of MCA Lalaito, Katoo urged the people to support him in the coming general election so that he can bring desired changes in his administration.

“We have wasted five good years under governor Lenku. If you elect me, I will use my management skills to turn around our economy in this county,” said Katoo.

He said Kajiado has a lot of natural resources that if harnessed well, will turn around for better the lives of people.

Katoo caused laughter when he narrated a story about a meeting he held with Lenku at Villa Rosa Kempinski in Nairobi while in the company of James Likampa and Ole Sereka when the governor told him he had lost a grip on leading Kajiado.

“He told me that he had been through hell for the three years as governor and blamed his clan members in his government,” claimed Katoo.

Katoo ole Metitos meeting in Kimana.
Governor aspirant Katoo ole Metito’s meeting in Kimana town on Thursday afternoon.

Katoo claimed that he was going to sack all the Orokiteng clan members working in his government because they let him down.

“This Lenku is an intresting man. He has made enemies with everyone in this county. About 80 per cent of county government workers will vote for me,” said Katoo.

Nominated MCA Yvonne Tonkei, who also spoke in the meeting, welcomed MCA Lalaito along with her husband, John Lalaito, to UDA.

“This is the team to beat, this is a team that will give Lenku sleepless nights ahead of this coming general election,” said Tonkei.

Nkedianye, while addressing a rally in Kimana, assured the people that he will provide the leadership needed to deliver their priorities.

The former governor was accompanied by Kajiado South parliamentary aspirant, Bishop John Singaru, James Kasaine MCA aspirant Kimana Ward, and James Lomunyak MCA aspirant Kuku ward.


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