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Shollei: I’d rather lose my seat but Ruto wins presidency

Uasin Gishu Women Representative Gladys Shollei has defended herself against claims she prefers making appearances on TV shows as compared to working for the electorate at the grassroots.

She made the stance in response to her political opponents who’ve accused her of being inaccessible among the electorate since her election in 2017.

Boss argued she’d rather lose her elective seat but have William Ruto succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta.

“It doesn’t make sense that I be elected the women representative and we ( read the Kalenjin community) lose the presidency,” the vocal lawmaker said at the St Mary’s Catholic Church in Turbo.

That is was I have keen to ensure that DP ends up as the fifth president,” she said today at St Mary’s Catholic church at Osorongai in Turbo.

Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula and his Kericho counterpart Aaron Cheruiyot were in attendance.

Shollei stressed that Ruto’s presidential bid had got some hiccups, including when he was denied registration of the ‘Hustler Nation’ political party. This formed him to change the name of the outfit to the United Democratic Alliance (UDA).

Shollei who is seeking a second term is up against Real Chebichi, who challenged her and came second in the 2017 polls. Other interested aspirants are Hellen Ruto and Cate wa Kirui.

She also claimed, but without providing proof, that the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) which flopped in court, was meant to elevate President Uhuru Kenyatta as the country’s Prime Minister.