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September 26, 2017

Tunai, Ntutu in showdown as battle for Narok intensifies

Narok Deputy Governor Evalyn Aruasa and Governor Samuel Tunai lead a procession to a rally at at Narok stadium, March 20, 2017. /KIPLANGAT KIRUI
Narok Deputy Governor Evalyn Aruasa and Governor Samuel Tunai lead a procession to a rally at at Narok stadium, March 20, 2017. /KIPLANGAT KIRUI

The battle for Narok intensified on Monday as two teams seeking to clinch the county chief seat held parallel rallies.

Governor Samuel Tunai led Jubilee brigade in officially launching his re-election bid at Narok stadium while Narok West MP Patrick Ntutu took his meeting to Suswa in Narok East subcounty.

Ntutu was with members of Chama Cha Mashinani which is led by Bomet Governor Isaac Rutto. Rutto is expected to address the rally.

Narok Deputy Governor Evelyn Aruasa and Governor Samuel Tunai lead a procession to a rally at at Narok stadium, March 20, 2017. /KIPLANGAT KIRUI

Tunai was accompanied by leaders including Kericho Senator Aaron Cheruiyot, Nominated Senator Beatrice Elachi and more thatn 40 MCAs.

Others were MPs Korei ole Lemein (Narok South), Ken Kiloku (Narok East), Gideon Konchellah (Kilgoris), Kimani Ichungwa (Kikuyu), Moses Kuria (Gatundu South), Alice Nganga (Thika Town) and Esther Gathongo (Ruiru).

The Governor's of more than 600 vehicles started in Suswa before and made stop-overs at Duka Moja, Nairegi Enkare junction, Ntulele, Eor Ekule before causing business to come to a stand still in Narok town.

Narok Governor Samuel Tunai during a rally at at Narok stadium where he launched his bid for re-election, March 20, 2017. /KIPLANGAT KIRUI

Tunai's re-election bid comes about three weeks after Ntutu launched his campaign at Oloripik home in Narok West MP.

Among those who attended Ntutu's meeting were Baringo Senator Gideon Moi, Governor Rutto, West Pokot Senator John Lonyangapuo, MPs Johan Ngeno (Emurua Dikirr), Raymond (Rongai),and Kanu secretary general Nick Salat.

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