A day after UDA Party nominations came to an end across the 36 counties, Elgeyo Marakwet Governor Alex Tolgos has expressed optimism about being elected the county’s senator in August.

Speaking on Saturday, April 16, at a function in the county, the second-term governor who is eyeing the county’s senatorial seat come August, warned his competitor Senator Kipchumba Murkomen and his boss Deputy President William Ruto saying they should prepare for a tough battle.

“I had decided to go for retirement after August but there is a young boy here called Murkomen who is playing around. I have already informed him that I will be on the ballot come August on a Jubilee party ticket. I promise him an epic battle and if Ruto tries to rescue him, it will be worse for him. I know Ruto will camp here to rescue him but I will take him home,” stated Tolgos.

The governor urged residents to scrutinize them and their scorecards and give the most performing a chance to lead.

He said he was, however, ready for a defeat if the people decide it is going to be Murkomen.

He is the third governor from the Rift Valley region to throw his hat into the senatorial ring after his Uasin Gishu counterpart Jackson Mandago and Samuel Tunai of Narok county.

Murkomen was handed the UDA party’s direct nomination ticket after his only remaining competitor decided to run on an independent ticket.

Sourced from Nairobi leo

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