With about two more years to the next general elections, Uasin Gishu is one of the counties whose politics will attract more attention as governor Jackson Mandago will be leaving the office after successfully serving for two terms. 

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After the last polls in 2017 Eldoret popular businessman Zedekiah Kiprop Bundotich alias Buzeki was perceived to be the frontrunner in the 2022 gubernatorial race.

Speculations are rife that Soy-based political veteran and former KANU party member Jonathan Bii alias Chililim will be in the race to succeed Mandago and his bid has since complicated Buzeki's arithmetic to clinch the seat he has been eyeing for so long. 

In a past interview with Hivisasa, Chililim admitted having ditched KANU party to join the ruling Jubilee party declaring his candidacy for a bigger seat in the county. 

“I have been in politics for the last twenty years using a party that was not favoured in the region, thus I failed in every parliamentary election. This time around, I am opting to something big in the county,” Bii said.

Since then, Chelilim has been traversing different parts of the county a clear indication that he is determined to be a winner in the future. 

Buzeki on the other part ditched Jubilee and joined Chama Cha Mashinani (CCM) which is less popular among Uasin Gishu residents. For this reason, Chelilim's entry into Uasin Gishu politics is a blow which will force Buzeki to go back to his drawing board.

Chelilim's experience in politics since retired president Moi's error is a factor that can cost Buzeki his political dreams and he is no doubt a force to be reckoned with.

Jubilee Party enjoys a massive following in Uasin Gishu and this will be a boost for Chelilim thus giving Buzeki a run for his coins.