22 January 2013

Kenya: Four URP Losers Vow to Back Rival Party

Four URP parliamentary aspirants from Buret constituency yesterday threatened to rally behind any popular aspirant from other parties as a protest against the party nominations.

Knut former national chairman Joseph Chirchir, Richard Rono, Emmanuel Koske, Alfred Cheruiyot and Bernard Kipngetich Koech said the URP nominations were fraudulent, shameful and undemocratic that saw unpopular and little-known aspirant Sang Langat declared winner.

The four were spekaing to reporters in Kericho town yesterday. "The nominations were marred with intimidation and rigging," said Koech. They accused Belgut outgoing MP Charles Keter of manipulating the poll in favour of Langat.

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