Tenges Member of County Assembly Silas Tochim has been endorsed to vie for Baringo County Senetorial seat by elders across Baringo County and clergy.
Tochim’s senetorial endorsement comes days after Baringo Senator Gideon Moi declared his presidential bid at Bomas of Kenya .
“I am ready to wear Moi’s shoes and ready to serve the people of Baringo.” Said the vocal MCA after being anointed by a group of elders and clergy to vie for the seat at his Mokorwo home in Tenges, Baringo County on Saturday.
He vowed to look for lasting solution towards insecurity in Baringo County, hunger and establishment of a University in the County.
“We have suffered insecurity and hunger for many years and the government has not put enough measures to address them,” he said.
The diehard hustler nation supporter added that Baringo is endowed with numerous natural resources, which should be explored to earn more revenue, create employment and improve economy.
Tochim has been eyeing Baringo Senetorial seat and was the first to declare his interest to vie for the seat lauding Moi for joining nations politics, saying they no longer have political fights.
“Gideon and I are now friends, we are going to work together to empower our people and I will support him in whichever seat he will vie for.” Said the harsh critic of Jubilee party and KANU.
Tochim asked forgiveness, forgiving those that had wronged him.
“I ask for forgiveness if I ever wronged you, I also forgive those who wronged me,” he said.
Elders from across Baringo County described Tochim as the best candidate for the seating owing to his outspokenness before handing him a beaded club, similar to the one held by the late former president Daniel Toroitich Arap Moi.
He and his wife Abigail knelt to be laid hands upon and prayed for by the clergy.
Leaders who were present at the ceremony were Baringo County Assembly Speaker David Kiplagat and Clerk Richard Koech who, are eying the Baringo Central parliamentary and gubernatorial seats respectively.
Kabarnet Member of County Assembly Ernest Kibet and Women Representative Aspirant Rebecca Lomong were among the leaders present.
Adapted from The Star.