Tito Koiyet,the Perennial Loser

A political defeat at the polls would discourage many candidates from running again,but Tito Koiyet seems emboldened to run again in this coming elections. If the song “Let me run again” was composed for anyone then it would certainly be Tito Koiyet’s theme song.

Tito Koiyet sought the parliamentary seat and failed to win since 2002 and in politics two defeats calls the phrase “perennial loser” to start preceding one’s name.

Political observers hypothesize that Koiyet seems doomed to defeat at the polls for a third round and it is easy to see why.

Koiyet is claimed to be a resident of Songich which is in Ainabkoi, Eldoret East. He is said to have just recently been constructing a house in Kosyin,where his parents reside.This makes Koiyet a solo player as he has no homeground support.

It’s also alleged that his family is not united behind his candidature as it’s public knowledge his uncle Gary Busienei,a prominent farmer,supports the incumbent MP Peris Simam.

He doesn’t also learn from past mistakes since in 2007 he run on the unpopular KADDU ticket and this time he is also running on another unpopular party UDM where he is the Deputy Secretary General.This is considered a betrayal to the community since UDM locked out Rift Valley leaders,a move that led to the formation of URP.

Having contested and lost before,analysts say Koiyet is a spent bullet with nothing new to offer. It’s however said that Koiyet has an an articulated vision plan that many could have supported and is a good public speaker.

It’s also reported that Koiyet disappears and only appears during campaign time. He resides in Nairobi and only comes to seek the peoples support only when elections are due.

Koiyet however has not given up,saying a quitter never wins. Pundits confirm that in any election all candidates are hopeful no matter how the odds stand.

It’s further rumoured that many are questioning what transpired while he worked at the Nyayo Tea Zones that led to his dismissal.

A close family member who sought anonymity said he has repeatedly told Koiyet to avoid being the laughing stock of the community. He further added that he hopes the electorate hands him the most humiliating loss to convince him to stay out of politics completely. It’s also rumoured that Koiyet is arrogant and can’t control his tempers.

Is Koiyet earmarked for a third time failure?

@kessesconstituency2013.

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5 thoughts on “Tito Koiyet,the Perennial Loser

  1. For your information Koiyet was in ODM in the year 2007 but was not cleared by the party despite the fact that he paid 130k to the party due to unspecified reasons and is now in URP.He’s actually the right candidate compared to the rest of the aspirants in Kesses.

  2. May I respond as follows:
    1. Tito Koiyet sought the parliamentary seat and failed to win since 2002 and in politics two defeats calls the phrase “perennial loser” to start preceding one’s name. – this is not true. I did not run in 2002, I did in 2007.
    2. Political observers hypothesize that Koiyet seems doomed to defeat at the polls for a third round and it is easy to see why. – You are wrong. In spite of the injustice I suffered in the hands of ODM in 2007 – where my name was missing in the ODM nomination list – despite my 100% compliance, I have been around working with the people of Eldoret South/Kesses since then. I never say die, I am a resilient servant of the people.
    3. Koiyet is claimed to be a resident of Songich which is in Ainabkoi, Eldoret East. He is said to have just recently been constructing a house in Kosyin,where his parents reside.This makes Koiyet a solo player as he has no homeground support. – This is only a claim. Do not believe such hogwash. For your information, consider Songich, Kaptumo, Kerita, Koitebes, Bayete, Seiyo, Cheptiret, Kapkoi and many other villages my homeground. I need no introduction there. I went to Kerita primary school years back. I am a home-boy. Putting up a house in Kosyin has nothing to do with politics – this is family land and I can live anywhere I choose.
    4. It’s also alleged that his family is not united behind his candidature as it’s public knowledge his uncle Gary Busienei,a prominent farmer,supports the incumbent MP Peris Simam. – Complete nonsense. I have overwhelming support from my family. In fact I would not run without their blessings, and especially those of Busienei our senior-most family member.
    5. He doesn’t also learn from past mistakes since in 2007 he run on the unpopular KADDU ticket and this time he is also running on another unpopular party UDM where he is the Deputy Secretary General.This is considered a betrayal to the community since UDM locked out Rift Valley leaders,a move that led to the formation of URP. – You are misleading your readers. I did not run in KADDU, I ran in UDM. I was instrumental in getting the Rift Valley leaders to join UDM – a very patriotic move, if you ask me. The circumstances that led to the abandonment of that party were beyond my control. This forum should inform, not mis-inform.
    6. Having contested and lost before,analysts say Koiyet is a spent bullet with nothing new to offer. It’s however said that Koiyet has an an articulated vision plan that many could have supported and is a good public speaker. – I am not a spent bullet, I am a resilient warrior. Carefully watch the political landscape. And thank you, for once you have said something positive – “Koiyet has an articulated vision plan that many could have supported and is a good public speaker”. Say it again! Isn’t this what you would personally want from a visionary leader?
    7. It’s also reported that Koiyet disappears and only appears during campaign time. He resides in Nairobi and only comes to seek the peoples support only when elections are due. – You are mis-informed here. I have been working with the people of Kesses since 2007. I am an elected Chairman of Political Parties Liaison Committee – North Rift, an elected Chairman of Centre for Multiparty Democracy – North Rift, a Member of the Conflict Management Panel (CMP), North Rift. Is this a man who disappears from his people? No.
    8. Koiyet however has not given up,saying a quitter never wins. Pundits confirm that in any election all candidates are hopeful no matter how the odds stand. – True, these odds favour me this time round.
    9. It’s further rumoured that many are questioning what transpired while he worked at the Nyayo Tea Zones that led to his dismissal. – I was never dismissed. I joined Nyayo Tea Zones through African Development Bank – and I was instrumental in securing a 5 billion shilling funding for the Green Zones Project which is still running. Like all Kalenjin Professionals at the time of my departure, I was a victim of a ‘purge’. But I stand with my chest forward and head tall, because I am a true nationalist and patriot. I forgive, I forget, I forge FORWARD.
    10. A close family member who sought anonymity said he has repeatedly told Koiyet to avoid being the laughing stock of the community. He further added that he hopes the electorate hands him the most humiliating loss to convince him to stay out of politics completely. It’s also rumoured that Koiyet is arrogant and can’t control his tempers. – Chances are that you are referring to a ‘phantom’ family member. However, every family member has a right to their thoughts. But I have a right to offer myself to serve as MP, and I cannot be humiliated, anyhow, this is a calling, not a competition. If the people of Kesses will see it fit to vote someone else to parliament, so be it. I will be happy for them.
    11. Is Koiyet earmarked for a third time failure? – A RESOUNDING AND DECISIVE WIN.

      • A very keen observer should have realized that Koiyet is such a bright fellow. Bright fellows like him in kenya and other developing nations especially Africa rarely get chances into leadership and that is why year after year we elect people with no idea what the roles of an M.P are. The biggest of these roles is law-making. People ought to be informed that some of these laws are bi-lateral and multi-lateral whose impact will affect you and me in one way or another. For those who know him well like some of us, can give a testimony that he is the right man for the seat. We have to look beyond our villages for a hundred years from now to be worth living. Think beyond yourselves. As great countries in the world merge and create regional economic blocs, we are pulling ours from Nairobi right to our villages in the name of counties, as they embrace all inclusive parties, we are creating tribal chiefs in the name of community spokesmen.These are signs and symptoms of failing states.We rank next to Somalia in economic index for your information! I am sorry to tell you that.But still i believe all is not lost and the likes of Koiyet can still help our next generation lead a better life, not us! we have to sacrifice for them, the mess we are in were caused by the said leadership.

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