Governor Tunai officially joins the Senatorial race

Narok Governor Samuel Tunai has officially joined the senatorial race after he was cleared by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) yesterday.

Tunai, a two term governor who is running on an UDA ticket is keen to unseat the incumbent Senator Ledama Ole Kina, who is defending the seat on an ODM ticket.

Tunai who presented his papers to IEBC yesterday at the Narok Teachers’ Training College rooted for cohesion and integration among all the tribes living in the county as the area is a cosmopolitan county.

“I am supporting Patrick Ntutu for the gubernatorial position because I am sure he will not divide the Narok residents along their tribal backgrounds. I am sure he will give an equal opportunity to all the residents living in the county,” he said.

The governor who held a political rally at Uhuru Market, minutes after being cleared by IEBC, urged all the communities living in the county to support the UDA ticket saying the party was keen in boosting the livelihood of the less fortunate people.

“The bottom up module is a good approach to revive the economy of this country as those at the bottom will be empowered to reach greater heights,” he said.

The senatorial seat in Narok County has attracted eight candidates among them; Incumbent senator Ole Kina, Professor Moitamei Ololdapash and the incumbent Kilgoris MP Gideon Konchella among others.

Ole Kina was elected in office in the year 2017 where he took over from Stephen Ntutu, who had stepped down to support his brother, Patrick Ntutu to vie for the gubernatorial seat.

Other retiring Governors in the country who have shown interest in vying for the senatorial seat include Uasin Gishu Governor Jackson Mandago and Makueni Governor Professor Kivutha Kibwana.

According to the constitution, the term limit for holding presidential and governorship positions is only two terms unlike other elective seats that do not have a time limit.



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