There are speculations that following the High court dismissal of the petition to have Megun ward in Kesses constituency the new boundary mark is the Lessos-Kesses-Cheptiret-Annex Road.
It has been alleged area MP Peris Simam largely influenced the outcome in order to lock out his political rivals Gilbert Tenai and Former MP David Koros who she says have become thorns in her flesh. Others set to be affected by the new boundary alignment include Simam’s former p.a Ben Rutto, Retired Chief Julius Limo and KNUT Executive Secretary John Boor.
Simam will largely benefit since she no longer has to content with Koros’s political intrusions.She will also have proven that she is politically connected than her arch-rivals.
Koros has since gone mute but insiders claim if the boundary goes as has been rumoured he will request his party ODM to make him the deputy to whoever the party nominates as Governor.This is possible considering his close ties with party Chairman Henry Kosgey. John Boor is also claimed to be seeking to be picked to deputise his long time friend and Governor aspirant WPDE Dr Kenneth Misoi while Julius Limo has already declared he will be vying for the Senate post. Ben Rutto is still pondering wether to drop his bid or shift it to Kapsaret and Gilbert Tenai has relocated to the lesser Cheptiret/Kipchamo ward County representative.
The other likely beneficiary if the speculated boundary goes through is Former Tac Tutor George Rop. It means he will now be singularly controlling the whole Tulwet vote since Limo has left the scene,he also will be in total control of the massive teachers vote though John Boor had never had any impact so far.It is also rumoured that George Rop is in good books with Koros due to his political neutrality and he may give him his blessings.”I respect Hon Koros and since he is in ODM and I am in URP I wish him all the best and in the event we meet at the final ballot we will compete gentlemanly,”George Rop was quoted recently.Rop is also very close friends with Tenai and since he is now vying for another seat it’s certain he will throw his weight behind Rop.Ben Rutto is also tipped to support Rop in exchange of support in parts of Rop’s home turf that will now be in Kapsaret.
Silas Kering could also benefit considering he would have competed with Tenai on the platform of generational change of guard.Furthermore unconfirmed sources claim Maritim Rirei has withdrawn from the race and the likely beneficiaries are both Rop and Kering who are very close friends to Rirei. George Rop’s added advantage is that he hails from a large location that has never produced an MP.
Hon Peris Simam is currently fighting her way out of corruption cases.If she wins the cases it will rekindle his bid for re-election.In the recent past she has hit the ground running in what is seen as trying to regain ground support.Her case is set to be heard on Monday 23rd this July.