Bomet local elections, 2013

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Local elections were held in Bomet County on 4 March 2013 to elect a Governor and County Representatives.[1] Under the new constitution, which was passed in a 2010 referendum, the 2013 general elections were the first in which Governors and members of the County Assemblies for the newly created counties were elected. They will also be the first general elections run by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission(IEBC) which has released the official list of candidates.[2]

Gubernatorial election[edit]

Candidate Running Mate Coalition Party Votes
Kirui, Sammy Kipngetich Kipngetich, Nickson Langat United Democratic Forum Party --
Koech, John Kipseng Arap Chepkwony, David Kipkorir Kenya African National Union --
Kones, Julius Kipyegon Maritim, Stanley Kipkemoi Kenya National Congress --
Rotich, David Shadrack Kerich, Nicholas Federal Party of Kenya --
Ruto, Isaac Kiprono Mutai, Stephen Kipkoech United Republican Party --

Prospective candidates[edit]

The following are some of the candidates who have made public their intentions to run:[3][4]

  • Isaac Ruto - Chepalungu MP
  • Julius Kones - Konoin MP
  • Clement Kiplangat Mutai - businessman
  • Shadrack Rotich - Manager with the Association of Local Government Authorities of Kenya (Algak),
  • John Koech - former East African Community Minister
  • Sammy Kirui - former Local Government Permanent Secretary


  1. ^ "Kenya to hold polls in March 2013, says elections body". The Citizen. 18 March 2012. Retrieved 2 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 20 February 2013. Retrieved 2 March 2013. 
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  4. ^ "Tea farmers promised factories and roads in Bomet". Daily Nation. 12 December 2012. Retrieved 20 January 2013.