Sotik Constituency

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Sotik Constituency is an electoral constituency in Kenya. It is located partly in Bomet District and partly in Buret District. The constituency was established for the 1997 elections.

History: Theories sought to explain the origin of the name SOTIK: Amongst them are:-

1) After the exit of colonial settlers, the inhabitants who came were from a place called Sot in Bomet district, which in native language sotiik will mean people from Sot.

2) Another has it that it was a sorting post for the white settlers; the word repeatedly pronounced by the unschooled natives and distortion ended up in referring the place as SOTIK.

3) Another has it that; the existence of a forest around Sotik KCC junction initially was very thick and the white settlers use to say

Members of Parliament[edit]

Elections MP [1] Party Notes
1997 Anthony Kipkosge Kimeto KANU
2002 Anthony Kipkosge Kimeto KANU
2007 Lorna Laboso ODM Laboso died in an air accident in June 2008 [2]
2008 Joyce Cherono Laboso ODM By-election [3]

Wards[edit]

Wards
Ward Registered Voters Local Authority
Chebilat 1,263 Sotik town
Chemagel 2,947 Sotik town
Kaplo

References[edit]

  1. ^ Center for Multiparty Democracy: Politics and Parliamentarians in Kenya 1944–2007
  2. ^ "Two Kenyan government ministers die", Sapa-AFP (IOL), June 10, 2008.
  3. ^ KBC, September 26, 2010: Kones and Laboso win seats