Kipkelion Constituency was an electoral constituency in Kenya. It was one of three constituencies of Kericho District. The constituency was established for the 1988 elections. It was later divided into Kipkelion East Constituency and Kipkelion West Constituency, both part of Kericho County.
Kipkelion West 2017 Politics
Kipkelion West 2017 politics is set to take a pro-modern new dynamic. Historically, Kipkelion constituents are known for not re-electing any incumbent MP back to parliament. As such, the current Mp, Jackson Rop is set to face an uphill task in his bid for re-election in 2017. Mr. Rop will face off with several aspirants including Hillary Kosgei, Waiyat, Chebochok, and Tungutwet.
Of all the aspirants for the Kipkelion West parliamentary seat, Tungutwet, who is a youthful and ambitious candidate stands a better chance of winning. Tungutwet is young, vibrant, energetic and visionary leader who prides himself as the voice of the majority poor and voiceless people of Kipkelion West. He commands a majority of the voters who are mainly youths. Tungutwet has been heard addressing challenging issues in Kipkelion West on different platforms including the recent interviews in the local radio stations. He has promised to offer sound and consultative leadership that the constituents of Kipkelion West have been yearning for.
Tungutwet was born in Tingatela village in Kamasian ward in Kipkelion West constituency. He went to Lelu primary school and later joined Chepkechei Secondary school graduating in 2008. He then joined the University of Nairobi to pursue a degree in economics and mathematics and graduated in 2014. Tungutwet is currently running his personal business in Kericho town. He is a business consultant who has helped youth and women register and run businesses locally.
Members of Parliament
|1988||Richard Kipnge’no Koech||KANU||One-party system.|
|1990||W. K. Kikwai||KANU||By-election, one party system|
|1992||Daniel K. arap Tanui||KANU|
|1997||Samuel K. A. Rotich||KANU|
|2002||Sammy Kipkemoi Rutto||KANU|
|2013||Jackson Rop||URP ((kipkelion west)) JAckson Limo ((Kipkelion East))|
Locations and wards
|Ward||Registered Voters||Local Authority|
|Masaita / Tuiyobei||3,184||Londiani town|
- Center for Multiparty Democracy: Politics and Parliamentarians in Kenya 1944–2007
- information.go.ke: CDF allocation by sector and location (2003-6)
- Electoral Commission of Kenya: Registered voters per polling station by electoral area/ward and constituency