Erick Mutinda: First things first who is Sammy Kipchumba Muten? Sammy Muten: Sammy Muten is a marketer by profession. He is also a vet turned politician eyeing the soy parliamentary seat. EM: Who was your early influencer(s) into politics? SM: My move into politics was motivated by Marie Seronei who was our neighbor in
Erick Mutinda: First things first who is Sammy Kipchumba Muten?
Sammy Muten: Sammy Muten is a marketer by profession. He is also a vet turned politician eyeing the soy parliamentary seat.
EM: Who was your early influencer(s) into politics?
SM: My move into politics was motivated by Marie Seronei who was our neighbor in our ancestral home. Also Rev. Muge shaped my political operation.
EM: As a residence of Soy Constituency what are some of the challenges people face?
SM: The people of Soy are faced by mainly challenges related to agriculture; the farm input costs are higher than the returns.
EM: Enlighten us on your agenda for Soy constituency?
SM: My agenda is to strengthen our youth and children’s education by having more allocation to education in the constituency development fund. Creating linkages with overseas institutions of higher learning like Australia and other countries to provide learning opportunities and jobs. In my manifesto I also pledge to improve the agricultural sector.
EM: In brief what are some of the strategies you have pitched to win the nomination?
SM: My main strategy to win is by working hard on my strongholds to maximize on the votes.
EM: In a normal scale, how would you gauge the incumbent Hon. Edwin Barchilei and what do you think he failed in?
SM: I give him a 10%. This is because of the CDF management; based on the strong managers he had, he failed by his poor show in parliament, non appearance in constituency and the many scandals facing him.
EM: What are some of the gains that proves you are the man for the post?
SM: My gains are evident in the field of education where I have managed to support students further their education in Australia, also in sports where I have sponsored volleyball for straight 13 years and in the field of agriculture where under my tenure at Twiga Chemical Industries as a Manager in Eldoret I initiated revival of numerous cattle dips as a corporate social responsibility.
EM: Any words to your competitors?
SM: For my competitors we need action and not slogans.
EM: In a five year term what should Soy people expect?
SM: In five years expect improvement in education, agriculture, security and sports and in all areas mandated by constitution.
EM: Parting shot?
SM: My parting shot is simple when you elect Muten, he will be transparent, uncorruptible and his leadership will for sure have proven record.