The Star (Nairobi)

Kenya: Ex-Kenya Seed Boss Quits Trans Nzoia Race

Former Kenya Seed managing director Nathaniel Tum has stepped down from the Trans Nzoia Senator race. "I have so decided after learning that my competitors will use the numbers of the majority communities in the county to get votes," he said.

"For the purpose of peace, I have decided to abandon the race." Tum was addressing a gathering at a Kitale hotel at the weekend during a fundraiser for Justina Sitti, a women's representative aspirant.

In 2007, Tum contested for Cherangany seat but lost to current MP Joshua Kuttuny. Cherangany Kanu chair Zipporah Kittony, human rights activist Ken Wafula, former Agriculture minister Kipruto Kirwa, former Saboti MP Davis Nakitare, former teacher Andrew Imo among others, however, are still in the race.

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