Uasin Gishu Deputy Governor Daniel Chemno has hit out at former Uasin Gishu gubernatorial aspirant Zedekiah Bundotich alias Buzeki for branding himself the Keiyo de-facto spokesman.

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Speaking in Eldoret town on Wednesday, Chemno argued that no elder from the Keiyo community had endorsed Buzeki as their spokesman, claiming that those seen around him are just brokers.

“Somebody cannot just come out of a hotel after taking lunch and brand himself the Keiyo spokesman. The community has spokesmen who have been selected depending on the regions they come from and we don’t need any other person,” said Chemno.

“The position of Keiyo leaders is not given in someone’s house but with all Keiyo’s and at the moment we have MCAs, MPs, senators, governors and other leaders who speak on our behalf,” added the deputy governor.

He further argued that even when the late former powerful Minister Nicholas Biwott was serving under retired President Daniel Moi, there was no single day he branded himself as a Keiyo leader or spokesman.

This comes after a section of Keiyo elders in Kaptagat endorsed Buzeki as the Keiyo spokesman to take over from the late Nicholas Biwott.

Buzeki lost to Governor Jackson Mandago in the 2017 polls.