Former student leader at the Technical University of Mombasa Elkanah Cheruiyot is set to run for Sotik Constituency in Bomet County. Elkanah who is known in TUM for his advocacy for students rights is set to run for the seat currently under the courtyard of Hon. Joyce Laboso who also doubles up as the National assembly deputy speaker. Hon. Laboso is eyeing the Bomet gubernatorial seat come 2017. The TUM alumni seeks to succeed the deputy president’s right hand woman should she opt to make good her hopes of being the governor of Bomet county.
Elkanah Cheruiyot has declared that he will seek his election through the newly formed Jubilee party.
“I will go to Parliament via a Jubilee Ticket. I am ready to tackle anyone in the Primaries” Said Elkanah while speaking to Magazine Reel in his Syomet home in Bomet County.
Elkanah joins a group of youths who declaring interest in the parliamentary and the MCA seat all over the country. Political analysts say that the two seats will be occupied by 80% of the youth. Rift Valley region in 2013 had a select of youths winning several seats. The region produced the youngest MCA and Youngest Governor in the country. The young lad now says he is more than motivated to win the seat having noted that the region supports youthful leadership.
ElKanah who has been spreading a message of empowerment to his constituents could in 2017 make history by becoming one of the youngest MPS the country has ever had. Speaking yesterday, a Political analyst from Bomet county said that Elkanah being youthful has a upper hand.
“He will get the votes from the youths, I think he is destined to win”. Said the Political Analyst.
Other student leaders and alumni who have declared interest in political seats come 2017 include, Saida Tracy from Maseno University and Babu Owino from University of Nairobi.