Vescah Kangogo, Buzeki and Jonathan Bii. Photo Source: My County

Slogans of Uasin Gishu Gubernatorial Aspirants

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Uasin Gishu’s gubernatorial seat has attracted at least 10 aspirants. Most of the aspirants, some seasoned politicians and others technocrats venturing into politics for the first time have already hit the ground running, popularizing their bids.

With social media now a key component for political campaigns, aspirants have invested in these platforms which they hope to use to attract more voters to their side.

We take a look at some of the catchy slogans individuals eyeing to succeed outgoing Governor Jackson Mandago are using to sell their agenda to the electorate;

Amb. Prof Julius Bitok

Amb. Bitok is not new to the Uasin Gishu people, having sought to be the first governor in 2013 – but lost to Mandago during the then United Republican Party (URP) nominations.

He opted not to vie in 2017 but is hoping to get the UDA ticket this time around.

The former Moi University don and Kenyan Ambassador to Pakistan is using two slogans for his campaigns; ‘Agenda ni Sita’ – focusing on his 6-agenda for the people of Uasin Gishu and ‘Lapkei Tai’.

Amb. Sarah Serem

She is a new entrant in politics, having previously served as the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) chairperson and Kenyan Ambassador to China.

Amb. Sarah Serem is expected to officially launch her campaigns soon, having recently returned back from China.

She has two slogans she usually uses when posting on her Facebook page;

  • Making Uasin Gishu Great
  • Senge Nebo Uasin Gishu

Jonathan Bii Chelilim

Jonathan Bii Chelilim is not new to politics. He has been a long-serving KANU politician before he joined the Jubilee party after the 2017 general election, and later UDA.

He unsuccessfully vied for the Soy MP seat in 2017 on a KANU ticket.

His main slogans are ‘Koti Moja’ a name he earned for usually wearing a coat of the same color frequently and ‘Gavana wa Raia’.

Caleb Kositany

Currently the Soy Member of Parliament, Caleb Kositany is yet to coin his campaign slogan. Most of his social media posts are usually around UDA politics, with a few when hosting locals and when with development events.

Veska Kangogo

Currently serving as the Nairobi County Executive Committee Member (CECM), Veska Kangogo is expected to resign and fully focus on politics.

Her main slogans are;

  • Mama na Kazi
  • Ongebe Tai

David Sing’oei

He is a two-term Member of the County Assembly representing Ng’enyilel ward in Turbo Sub County.

David Sing’oei is also the current Uasin Gishu County Assembly Chief Whip. He is using ‘Gavana wa Mahustler’ and ‘Government is the people and we are the people’ as his campaign slogans.

Bundotich Zedekiah Kiprop (Buzeki)

This is probably the only assured candidate that he will be on the ballot on the August 9 poll, having opted to vie as an independent candidate.

Buzeki unsuccessfully vied for the gubernatorial seat in 2017. For this year’s campaigns, he is using several slogans among them his favorite ‘Tai Ole Tai’, ‘Uongozi Ni Sera’, and ‘Tai Ko Front’.

Other aspirants also in the race to be the second governor of Uasin Gishu are David Kemei (Kaprotuuk) formerly the chairperson of Kenya Re), former Eldoret South MP Peris Simam, and Solomon Kiptarbei Maritim, known for campaigning using a bicycle in 2017.

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