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February 19, 2018

Withdraw petition against your ‘brother’ Mbito in Sabaots’ interest, elders tell Ndiema

Trans Nzoia Governor Patrick Khaemba and Senator Henry Ndiema at the county assembly /FILE
Trans Nzoia Governor Patrick Khaemba and Senator Henry Ndiema at the county assembly /FILE

Sabaot community elders yesterday urged former Trans Nzoia Senator Henry Ndiema to withdraw his High court petition against Senator Michael Mbito.

They want him to support the new legislator. The Elders, led by former deputy mayor Pius arap Kauka, said the two leaders are Sabaots and have to support each in the interests of the community.

“We are satisfied with  Mbito’s victory. He, too, is our son. We advise Ndiema to accept the results and withdraw his petition and support his brother,” Kauka said.

He added that the community will appeal to President Uhuru Kenyatta to secure a job for Ndiema because he had been a long-serving civil servant.

Mbito garnered 71, 471 votes against 70, 846 for Ndiema. 

Ndiema said the election was marred by irregularities and did not reflect the will of the people.

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