Baringo County Governor Benjamin Cheboi will face off with Kenya National Union Of Teachers Executive Secretary Stanley Kiptis in a bruising jubilee party primaries that is set to happen later this month. Kiptis who was crowned yesterday as a Tugen elder and endorsed to vie for the seat in Keturwo ,Baringo North promised to fight
Baringo County Governor Benjamin Cheboi will face off with Kenya National Union Of Teachers Executive Secretary Stanley Kiptis in a bruising jubilee party primaries that is set to happen later this month.
Kiptis who was crowned yesterday as a Tugen elder and endorsed to vie for the seat in Keturwo ,Baringo North promised to fight perenial problems and inadequacies that has hampered growth and development in Baringo.
He took note with the current situation of lack of enough water and drought that has ravaged the county for a long time with a solution out of sight owing to poor addressing of pertinent issues in the county.
“Water access is still a challenge in the county. If voted in I will ensure everyone gets clean water and lands irrigated hence addressing the perenial drought that affects this county year in year out,”said Kiptis.
He said there is need to prioritize the issue of water in the county and ensuring that there is enough water for irrigation purposes to be able to address the issue of food insecurity that has taken root in the county for a long time.
Kiptis lamented that since independence the county has continued to lag behind even as the poverty level continues to rise with almost a half of the population living in the county cant raise food on the table with most affording a single meal a day.Poverty level stands at 61 per cent as of date in the county.
He called for consideration of Baringo county in the money set for equalization as is with some counties at par with Baringo.
“This county deserves equalisation funds but since the inception of devolve units we have not received the funds . Therefore it is with humility that we are considered in these funds so that we can reduce the poverty levels,”added Kiptis.
The incumbent,Benjamin Cheboi faces an uphill task to retain his seat given that he has not fulfilled most of the promises he gave to the electorate before he came into power .He will need to convince the electorate on what measures he will employ to improve their lives given that he had been entrusted with the same during his first term in office.
Former Kenya School of Government (KSG) Kabarnet campus Isaac Chebon has expressed his aspirations to vie for the seat on a KANU ticket.