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Bomet Woman Rep ‘Toto’ now officially taken

Bomet County’s Woman Representative, Linet ‘Toto’ Chepkorir, is off the market. Chepkorir got engaged on Valentine’s Day, if pictures circulating on social media are anything to go by.

The photos capture her with her fiancé, who has been identified as Godfrey Kimutai, on one knee while holding out an engagement ring to Chepkorir.

The Woman Rep’s fiancé went all out to make the moment memorable with a flowery décor. This is the first time we are seeing Ms Chepkorir’s fiancé.

Ms Chepkorir rose to the limelight last year for being the youngest person to vie for a political seat.

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Having campaigned on a motorbike to clinch victory in the August 9, 2022, general election, Ms Chepkorir’s hard work, grit and determination is what mainly stood out for her.

Coming from a humble background, Ms Chepkorir’s depended on handouts and donations from well-wishers to fund her campaign.

Before joining politics, she took up odd jobs, including working as a house help, selling mitumba and doing a chips business.

“I was employed in Bomet town, I used to sell mitumba clothes for a month, and from there I went to sell chips. I used to earn Sh200 per day. From there I was a maid for a month then I thought of vying for Women Rep,” the 24-year-old said in a past interview.

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When she joined politics, she said she was once locked out for about an hour by security officers at then Deputy President William Ruto’s Karen home where he was hosting UDA aspirants.

The officers had mistaken her for a village girl who had strayed into the meeting but when she produced an electronic ticket showing she had paid the Sh6,000 registration fees for party aspirants, she was let in.

Ms Chepkorir garnered 242,775 votes to beat her opponents Dr Alice Milgo and Ms Beatrice Chepkemoi who managed 43,180 and 4,639 votes respectively.

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