Senator Christopher Langat of Bomet and MP Wilson Sossion of the Orange Democratic Movement have threatened to leave the United Democratic Alliance and run as independent candidates in the August 9 General Election.
Dr Langat and Mr Sossion, who were defeated in the UDA primary for the Bomet senate seat by Nairobi lawyer Hillary Sigei, expressed their dissatisfaction with the nomination process. Mr Langat received 65,006 votes, while Mr Sossion received 45,371 votes. Me Sigei received 77,500 votes, Mr Langat 65,006 votes, and Mr Sossion 45,371 votes.
“I’m waiting for my party to announce me the senatorial nomination winner.” Anything less suggests the election campaign has only just begun,” said Dr. Langat, who is serving his first term in office. In the 2017 election, he defeated Prof Wilfred Lessan. He said that the UDA had botched the nomination procedure. He predicted that this will cost the party dearly in the General Election on August 9th.
“I have no faith in the UDA nomination process, and I will not kneel before the party leadership since they have imposed their corporate partners on the people,” Mr Sossion said. On Friday, the two leaders held a combined press conference in Bomet town, claiming that the nomination process was rigged in Mr Sigei’s favour.
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