Social media users have expressed mixed reactions following Uasin Gishu Governor Jackson Mandago’s revelations that he had agreed to work together as a team with lawyer Kipchumba Karori.
Mandago and Karori had battled for the UDA ticket for the Uasin Gishu Senate seat in the recent nomination exercise.
The governor won the battle but the youthful lawyer cried foul, claiming the nominations were rigged.
He went ahead and filed a case challenging the results at the UDA Election and Nomination Disputes Resolution Board.
And with unconfirmed reports indicating that the case had been dismissed, Mandago took to his Social Media pages and announced what many Karori supporters were not expecting – they had agreed to work as a team.
The post has since elicited mixed reactions both on Facebook and Twitter.
Here’s a look at some of the reactions;
“I hope Karori will be considered for the speaker’s job when the time comes,” ~ Mwalimu Katebes Kibet
“Karori if that’s true you’ve failed us and nobody will ever vote u anymore, your dreams imeisha ivo ivo , how can u be easily be convinced badala ukue focused, we believe Mandago has given u millions to assist him cover the oversight of Uasin Gishu county funds,” ~ Nels Townsend
“I like your political muscles and seal in you to unite Kenyans for the purpose of winning this election. Congratulations also for leading by example in your county. Youth have something good about you.” ~ Rono Daniel
@kiplimoNick ~ “Ulijua only way to prevent stiff competition August ni ku make peace and let him not run, whatever you do, the lives of Uasin Gishu people ikue mbele.”
“You have bought your way… Uasin Gishu will vote independent senator.” ~ Sammy Zulu
“I told all you young people that politicians will always cut deals and leave you dry and high. Look at you all having insulted me here because I said I believed in Mandago. So what do you do now that Karori has closed ranks with him (perhaps without consulting you!). Politics…” ~ Dr habil Dr Seronei Chelulei Cheison
@RonooChebusa ~ “Hatutakosa option, you can’t be our senator.”
“Now that’s a wise young man,,,lapkei tai….bwana Governor, having a dialogue with your opponents show how politically mature you are,,, kindly hold this man’s hands.” ~ Eddjuddie’s Menjo
“He was promised County assembly speaker.” ~ Elly Kogey
@KipchirLiners ~ “Karori hapo ulichezwa na ukakubali,i doubt if you will ever convince the UG electorate, to vote for you again to karori bure kabisa,,,Mandago congratulations.”