The Sabaot council of elders on Friday endorsed Kiminini MP Chris Wamalwa for Trans Nzoia governor’s seat.
In a function which took place in Saboti, the council led by former MP and Assistant Minister Wilberforce Kisiero said the MP is fit to be Governor.
The elders asked Wamalwa to consider Saboti MCA and former Trans Nzoia Deputy speaker David Kapoloman as his running mate.
“As representatives of the Sabaot community, we will support Chris Wamalwa. This is because he has a good track record as MP,” said Kisiero.
Kisiero told Wamalwa to form an inclusive government to accommodate all the communities in Trans Nzoia County.
Wamalwa thanked the elders for believing in him.
“I thank the Sabaot council of elders for today’s endorsement, I am happy, and I urge other communities in Trans Nzoia to consider my candidature since I am the best aspirant for governor’s seat “said Wamalwa.
Wamalwa believes he will be the next Governor since he started popularizing himself three years ago.
“Some of my competitors have been saying they will come, but they ought to know that I have a head start. When they show up, they will find that I am halfway on the journey,” he added.
Late last year, a group of elders from Marakwet community in Cherangany also endorsed Wamalwa to be the county chief.
Wamalwa has been the MP for Kiminini since 2013.
He comes from Kananachi area of Kiminini.
He holds a PhD in strategic management from the University of Nairobi.
He also has two master’s degrees.
One in strategic management from UoN and another one in leadership and management from a UK based University.
Wamalwa will be battling with DP William Ruto’s aides Kakai Bisau and Abraham Singo’ei, Businessman Moses Khaoya, among others.
It is not clear whether Devolution cabinet secretary Eugene Wamalwa will also be vying.
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