The race to succeed Governor Jackson Mandago in Uasin Gishu is gaining momentum by day.
Mandago will not be eligible to seek re-election in 2022, having served two terms, and this means there will be a new governor – a second one for Uasin Gishu since inception of Jubilee.
There are over 10 candidates that have expressed interest for the top seat, and as the general election date – expected to the August 2022, draws near, more individuals are likely to join the race.
We take a look at some of the female aspirants seeking to the governor Uasin Gishu;
The former chairperson of the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) is the latest entrant to the race.
Sarah Serem, currently the Kenyan Ambassador to China is hoping to be the first governor in Uasin Gishu.
An active member of the New Life SDA Church in Nairobi, Sarah Serem describes herself as a staunch Christian who holds various leadership positions in her church.
Peris Chepchumba Simam is a former Member of Parliament for Eldoret South, a position she served from 2007 to 2012 before the constituency was divided following the introduction of devolved system of governance.
Simam is also seeking to succeed governor Mandago, having failed in her previous bid to be Woman Rep.
Currently serving as Nairobi County Executive Committee Member for Devolution, Vescah Kangogo has already hit the ground running in popularizing her bid.
She has been engaging locals in various parts of the county, with the hope she will be able to convice voters to support her bid.
Vescah Kangogo was also among the aspirants for the seat in 2017.
All the above individuals are seeking the gubernatorial seat that has also attracted some heavy weights, among them Kenyan ambassador to Pakistan Prof Julius Bitok, Jonathan Bii, the current Soy MP Caleb Kositany and Ng’enyilel MCA David Sing’oei, all hoping to get the the sought-after UDA ticket.
Is Uasin Gishu ready for a female governor? Time will tell.
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