Cheptais MCA Dumps UDA For Ford Kenya, To Face Kapondi In The Polls

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Cheptais Ward Member of the County Assembly (MCA) Jane Chebet has dumped Deputy President led United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party and joined Moses Wetang’ula Ford Kenya.

Chebet who has since announced to vie for Mt Elgon constituency parliamentary seat on Ford Kenya party has been a staunch follower of DP Ruto.


Political pundits believe that Chebet left UDA for fear of being defeated by the current Mp Fred Kapondi who is also a close ally of the deputy president.


Mt Elgon is one of the areas where the Ruto expects to harvest majority votes as the area is mainly occupied by the Sabaot community of the Kalenjin speaking dialect.


Chebet, the second time MCA was first elected in 2013 on Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) and went ahead to bag the lucrative seat again on Jubilee ticket in 2017.


Chebet defected to Ford-Kenya party on Monday was received by Bungoma County Ford kenya Chairperson Catherine Wambilianga who is also the area Woman Representative.


“I have been soul searching, a culmination of this decision  is after seeking many advises with my supporters asking me to use Ford Kenya since it is very popular in the county, this is to avoid humiliation in UDA during nominations,” said the ward leader.


Wambilianga assured Chebet of a fair and free nominations in Ford Kenya adding that she had made the right decision.


“We are happy and proud of you, Ford Kenya us our party and heritage, you are home and dry, I wish you all the best in your next political journey,” said the law maker. 

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