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[PHOTOS] Hillary Barchok sworn in as Bomet Governor

In Summary

•The late governor Laboso was sworn in at the same venue in August 2017.

• Deputy President William Ruto was among leaders who witnessed him being sworn in.

Incoming Bomet Governor Hillary Barchok being sworn in to office by Kericho high Court Judge George Dulu at Bomet Stadium on August 8, 2019.
Incoming Bomet Governor Hillary Barchok being sworn in to office by Kericho high Court Judge George Dulu at Bomet Stadium on August 8, 2019.
Image: FELIX KIPKEMOI

Hillary Kipngeno Barchok has officially been sworn in as the third Governor of Bomet County.

Hillary Barchok and other leaders led by Deputy President William Ruto at the Bomet Green Stadium on Thursday, Auguts 8, 2019.
Hillary Barchok and other leaders led by Deputy President William Ruto at the Bomet Green Stadium on Thursday, Auguts 8, 2019.
Image: FELIX KIPKEMOI

High Court judge George Dullu presided over the occasion on Thursday at Bomet Green Stadium which in Sotik Constituency.

Bomet Governor Hilary Barchok shows to the crowd the certificate of office during the swearing ceremony at Bomet Green stadium on Thursday, August 8, 2019.
Bomet Governor Hilary Barchok shows to the crowd the certificate of office during the swearing ceremony at Bomet Green stadium on Thursday, August 8, 2019.
Image: KIPYEGON CHIRCHIR / BGPS
 

Deputy President William Ruto was among leaders who witnessed the swearing-in.

Bomet Governor Dr Hilary Barchok signs certificate of office during the swearing in ceremony as the third at Bomet Green stadium on Thursday on August 8, 2019.
Bomet Governor Dr Hilary Barchok signs certificate of office during the swearing in ceremony as the third at Bomet Green stadium on Thursday on August 8, 2019.
Image: KIPYEGON CHIRCHIR / BGPS

Barchok was the deputy governor to the late Joyce Laboso who succumbed to cancer on July 29th.

The late governor Laboso was sworn in at the same venue in August 2017.

While delivering his first speech as Bomet governor, Barchok said he will pick from where Laboso left at.

Barchok said the values and principals that Laboso believed in will be reflected ih his leadership.

He said his government will not initiate new projects before finishing what governor Laboso had started.