Slain ex-MCA beat URP in its own turf
SEE ALSO :Senator Murkomen’s PA found deadIn the 2013 elections, the Jubilee Alliance swept clean all the seats up for grabs in the region, save for Kiptire’s ward, Emsoo and Embout, where Kanu reigned. It is at the Elgeyo Marakwet County Assembly that Kiptire’s leadership star stood out as he was elected minority leader and subsequently went on to chair the assembly’s Administration, Legal and Public Service committee. He used his position to champion peaceful coexistence between the warring Pokot and Marakwet communities, and through his efforts, several schools were established at the border of the two rivaling people. But what stood out was his vicious struggle to have the Chebororwa Agricultural Farmers Training Centre management returned to Elgeyo Marakwet County. Uasin Gishu and Elgeyo Marakwet Counties had been tussling over the institution after the defunct Transitional Authority (TA) said it would be managed by the former.
SEE ALSO :Gideon mourns murdered former MCAKiptire said the letter from her previous ministry had been written on April 18, 2011, fronting the transfer of administrative reporting to Uasin Gishu County. “As the assembly, Prof Kamar has no moral authority based on the untrue statements she gave to the committee. It will then be prudent for her to leave office,” he said “The land that makes up ATC was transferred to the neighbouring county without our consent, yet it was ours during the colonial era,” he added. Kiptire’s advocacy for prudent use of public funds saw former Elgeyo Marakwet assembly Speaker Albert Kochei charged in an anti-corruption court, though he was later cleared.
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