Boinnet: Go for people with proven track record
As campaigns for party primaries hits the homestretch, Elgeyo-Marakwet governorship aspirant Joseph Boinnet has urged voters to elect leaders with proven development track record.
Boinnet who is battling for the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) ticket with four other aspirants cautioned the electorate against gambling with their votes.
Noting his experience in public service places him ahead of his opponents, the former Inspector General of Police said locals should be wary of leaders who make false promises and empty political rhetoric.
Instead, he urged residents to elect leaders who will address pertinent issues affecting them such as lack of affordable medical care, insecurity and other challenges facing farmers in the agriculture rich county.
Speaking at Kimnai Grounds in Marakwet West constituency at the weekend, Boinet said the county was endowed with rich agricultural soils that can transform the lives of the people if fully exploited.
“Let’s engage on issue-based conversations. People should be held accountable for what they say. Residents should elect people who can stand for the truth and dedicate their time to serve the people and their challenges,” said Boinnet.
The former IG is battling for the highly influential seat against current Deputy Governor Wesley Rotich, former Eldoret Polytechnic Principal Josephat Sawe, Engineer Sammy Tangus and university lecturer Loice Jemencho.