UDA cook, and cleaner nominated as MCAs


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Several people working at the UDA headquarters were nominated to serve in county legislatures by President William Ruto’s party.

The chef Lydia Jeptoo is one of the rare people in Nandi to be nominated for a seat in the county assembly.
Jeptoo worked in the hospitality department, which was responsible for providing meals for all party officials.

It came as a surprise to her that the award would come from the subordinate staff, who had doubted her chances of winning the seat when she submitted her name for candidacy.

“Although we were instructed to submit the application, I was unsure if I would. I was shocked to learn that my name was on the list. I’m appreciative and eager to participate in future elections for public office “Commented Jeptoo.

To add to the list of nominees, Evans Kipyegon was included. Kipyegon first joined the party in 2020 as a cleaner, and by 2021, he had worked his way up to the position of messenger.

The candidate for Baringo MCA said, “I used to send letters to the Registrar of Political Parties, purchase supplies, and double as a storekeeper.”

Everlyn Korir, who had offered her services in the front office as a volunteer in 2021, received an unexpected nomination to the Baringo County Assembly.

Korir graduated from college in 2021 and spent the first month of the year looking for work before enrolling as a volunteer at the UDA’s Nairobi headquarters on Makindu Road.

Beatrice Chepkemoi and Noelas Omollo, two additional subordinate workers, were awarded MCA seats in Kericho to represent women and marginalized communities.

A boda boda rider named Tony Marubu was also nominated for a seat in the Murang’a County Assembly on the 16th of September.

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