Sotik Constituency

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


There are several theories that explain the origin of the name SOTIK

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]
2013 Joyce Cherono Laboso URP General Election [4]
2017 Kipkoech Dominic Koskei Jubilee Party MP For All [5]


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


  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
  4. ^ : [ National Assembly 2013 - Member of the National Assembly]
  5. ^ 2017 AugustGeneral ELection: Newcomers Upstage Seasoned Politicians in Bomet