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Why Hillary Sigei is the Right Man for Third Senator of Bomet County

You can be forgiven for thinking the last two Bomet Senators took a vow of silence to keep peace. They are hardly seen, barely heard and scarcely known. Children in Bomet would fail their exams if asked who their Senator is or what he has ever done.

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One of the Leading and Best Qualified Contenders for Third Bomet Senator Wakili Hillary Sigei, Managing Partner of SMS Advocates

Hillary Sigei is a man on a mission to raise the bar in the oversight of devolution in Bomet County and end the curse of stammering, incoherent and inarticulate Senators which is visited on the them in the last two successive terms. You can be forgiven for thinking the last two Bomet Senators took a vow of silence to keep peace. They are hardly seen, barely heard and scarcely known. Many children in Bomet County would fail their exams if they were asked who is their Senator or what he has done in the last 4 years. It is a blot that the Former and the Incumbent Senators of Bomet have constantly struggled to keep up with the standard set by the other senators across Rift Valley and the county has been the poorer for it.

Thankfully, Wakili Hillary Sigei’s has launched his senatorial bid to correct this anomaly and has committed to offer Bomet County Residents the representation they deserve once he gets to the Senate. If it was anyone else, you could say he is overpromising but Hillary Sigei is exactly what a graduate from the Ruto School of Leadership would look like if there was one. He has worked very closely with the Deputy President and his close associates in the last decade to learn what it takes to offer competent political representation to the electorate. On matters of law, he is not Senator Kipchumba Murkomen’s boss at SMS Advocates for nothing, the man is on top of his game and knows his stuff!

“The incumbent Senator of Bomet has made less than 10% of the appearances made by Elgeyo Marakwet Senator since 2017. To be precise, Bomet Senator has made 756 appearances since 2017 where Elgeyo Marakwet Senator has appeared a total of 7,528 times to address issues of concern to his constituents. Surely, do you mean to tell me Bomet County Residents deserve 10% of the Oversight and 10% of the representation afforded Elgeyo Marakwet County residents by their Senator? Things here have to change for the better, Bomet people are not children of a lesser God,” says Wakili Hillary Sigei.

There is no doubt if what Bomet Residents need is an articulate representative who understands the principles and objectives of Devolution and is capable of going over and above in protecting their interests and those of their county in and out of the Senate, Lawyer Hillary Sigei is the best and only man for the job. Having made his name as a leading litigation lawyer in Nairobi and acted in nail-biting, bet the golden goose, precedent setting cases across Kenya, there is no question Hillary Sigei can and will hold his own in the Senate where the level of discussion has proven daunting for all the Senators from Bomet so far.

Hillary Sigei has over 15 years’ post admission experience in the legal and business sectors with ten (10) of those years spend managing and leading legal teams handling complex commercial and litigation matters. Currently, he is the Managing Partner of SMS Advocates and is responsible for ensuring the firm delivers on its promises and lives up to the expectations of clients. It goes without saying that Hillary Sigei has good understanding of law and excellent interpersonal skills being one of the humblest lawyers in practice in Kenya today for many of those who know him. As managing partner, Hillary Sigei

As an advocate, Hillary Sigei has been the lead Advocate representing Jubilee Nominated MPs and Senators threatened with ouster from the party and their office for associating with Deputy President. He has acted for many senior Kenyans and obtained and enforced life-changing court orders in the last 4 years alone. He has been at the forefront in the fight to contain the aggression of the system through several public interest cases since the advent of handshake. As a testament of his growing political stature, he was also appointed to sit as a Member of the Dispute Resolution Committee and Tribunal established on ad-hoc basis by URP and Jubilee Political Parties.

Hillary Sigei holds Masters of Laws (LLM) specializing in International Trade and Investments Graduate and a Bachelor of Laws (LLB), both from University of Nairobi, and a Diploma in Law from Kenya School of Law. He is a Board Member of Good Neighbors, an International Humanitarian NGO, and Member of the Board of Management of his alma mater, Tenwek High School, national School in Bomet County, where he represents the Alumni Association. Clearly, Hillary Sigei promises to bring solid expertise and superior experience to the Office of Senator of Bomet elected to it next year.

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Why Wakili Oliver Kipchumba’s Senatorial Bid is Good News for Uasin Gichu

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Wakili Oliver Karori Kipchumba is set to debunk the myth that Uasin Gichu County cannot produce a Senator who is worthy the office. The County has won the notoriety in Senate as one that has misfortune of electing Senators who go in the opposite direction from the hopes and aspirations of the Uasin Gichu Residents. But that is about to change when Oliver Kipchumba, who has no serious challenger thus far, gets elected as the third Uasin Gichu Senator. With UDA Primaries just a fortnight away, Uasin Gichu Residents are showing open preference for Wakili Kipchumba as their Senator over Incumbent Governor Mandago who they see as part of the rotting wound in the County they are trying to cauterize.

One cannot argue with the fact that while Uasin Gichu County has many good things but it stands out as one of those counties in Kenya that has never been well represented in the Senate of Kenya since 2013. When Uasin Gichu Residents replaced the Silent Senator Isaac Melly (who spoke not once in the Senate) with Prof. Margaret Kamar, little did they know their Senator will make it her business to oppose what they support and support what they can’t stand at all.

Today, tired of shenanigans of Margaret Kamar, Uasin Gichu Residents are by all indications looking for new blood and a political firebrand to send to the Senate to voice their agenda. This is why many Uasin Gichu residents consider the entry of Lawyer Oliver Kipchumba into the Senatorial Race as God’s answer to their fervent prayers for someone to rescue them from the misfortune of deadbeat senators

The youthful and eloquent Oliver Kipchumba who describes himself as “a liberal conservative politician, an advocate, Political Commentator, Entrepreneur and a Committed Sunday School Teacher” reminds many Uasin Gichu residents of the young William Ruto who on arriving on the political stage in Eldoret North soon eclipsed those who had hitherto been deemed unbeatable and has never looked back. Many youth in the County also see Oliver Kipchumba candidature as  their chance to elect one of their own.

Oliver Kipchumba is not new to politics and leadership having been the Student Leader during his time at Moi University. He has since become a sought-after political debater by most National Television. He has also cut his teeth as a leading lawyer and has appeared for and represented many big names in court and in the boardroom. There is no denying when Uasin Gichu Residents elect Oliver Kipchumba in 2022 they shall have guarantee of the best and most articulate representation and oversight in the Senate.

Oliver is a duly admitted Advocate of the High Court of Kenya and an Holder of Masters of Laws (LL.M) from Strathmore University, Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) from Moi University and Diploma in Laws from Kenya School of Law.  Besides his quest to clinch the Uasin Gichu Senator seat, Oliver has been at the forefront in recruiting, coordinating and leading professionals in support of the Deputy President Dr. William Ruto’s bid to be the next President.

Based on his slogan of Putting Devolution into Perspective, Oliver Kipchumba says the role of the Senator is indispensable as the official spokespersons of the County in Parliament. He believes the next Uasin Gichu Senator must ensure the County Residents and Kenyans at large enjoy the fruits of devolution and the Governors and MCAs live up to their manifesto and expectations of the residents. If elected, Oliver Kipchumba is determined to end the culture of excess and runaway graft in the counties and ensure that the Second Governor of Uasin Gichu County delivers for the people.

Wakili Oliver Kipchumba with Deputy President William Ruto, the Chief Guest during his recent LL.M Graduation.

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Wakili Mbaluka Switch to Vie for Machakos Senator a Hailed as Sure Win

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Top Nairobi Lawyer Hon Joel Kyatha Mbaluka has joined United Democratic Alliance (UDA) and opted to vie for Machakos Senator, a move that has been hailed as a game changing hat trick and sure win by many political analysts. Many have hailed the move by Wakili Mbaluka to shift from the crowded Gubernatorial Race to vie for Machakos Senator as the right thing to given that Machakos Residents are frustrated by the illiteracy and incompetence of the Incumbent Senator and the other aspirants who have expressed interest in the seat left by Late Machakos Senator Hon Boniface Kabaka.

Wakili Mbaluka, being a counsel like Hon Boniface Kabaka, has been described as the right man to fit the big shoes left by the late articulate and firebrand senator who is already being missed by most residents who had grown to like his activism in the Senate. There is consensus among most Machakos Residents that they made a mistake in electing a Class 7 drop out to represent them in the current Senate which has become the house of the most learned debate.

Many Machakos County residents are alarmed that Senator Kavindu Muthama is yet to make a maiden speech more than one year since she was sworn in. In fact, many residents are not even aware who is their current Senator as they have not seen her in the news or speaking on the floor of the Senate. Even with all the stealing that has gone on in Machakos County in the last year, not once did Senator Kavindu as much as make a statement to call for transparency or accountability.

In fact, according to analysts, nothing has prepared Machakos County residents to elect another lawyer as Senator in August 2022 than having an incompetent gap Senator. People now can tell the difference between having a Senator who knows his job like Kabaka and having dead weight like Kavindu who is not even aware what is her job description. This is working to Wakili Joel Kyatha Mbaluka’s advantage given that he is considered as an outsider in Machakos County affairs and has no conflict of interest.

Analysts are also quick to note that Machakos County having rejected a Wiper Senate Candidate to elect Senator Kabaka, they will readily elect Senator Joel Kyatha Mbaluka to get the job done. Senator Mbaluka also has the advantage of coming from the Lower Machakos like Kabaka. His unity with UDA Chairman Hon Johnstone Muthama is likely to give him an advantage in other parts of Machakos which will sweep him to office with ease. As many have noted about Mbaluka’s shift to Senatorial race, holding all other factors constant, he may as well begin to prepare for swearing in as Next Machakos Senator.

Wakili Joel Kyatha Mbaluka when he joined UDA Presidential Candidate Dr. William Ruto at Masii in Mwala.

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Why Mbaluka is Preferred by 57% of Residents as Next Machakos Governor

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Machakos Governor Aspirant Wakili Joel Kyatha Mbaluka continues to lead in the polls even as his rating among the County residents is soaring to new heights. This runaway popularity of the Lawyer has been attributed to his demonstration of understanding who is a Governor, what does a Governor do and what he Machakos electorate should expect from him as the next Governor. In the latest Machakos poll, Wakili Mbaluka is leading with 57% of Machakos County Residents saying if elections are held today they will vote for him. His nearest competitor has meagre 18% support less than a third of Mbaluka’s support.

The opinion poll sampled the opinion of Machakos residents by posing the question: Who is Machakos Next Governor? The county residents were given to choose between Hon Kyatha Mbaluka, Hon Wavinya Ndeti (CAS of Transport), Hon Florence Mwangangi (Machakos County Speaker), Hon Johnstone Muthama (Former Senator and UDA Chairperson), Hon Francis Maliti (Machakos Deputy Governor) and Hon Patrick Makau (Mavoko Constituency MP). In what has been described as a case of David versus Goliaths, Wakili Mbaluka is emerging as the leader in the crowded race for next Machakos Governor.

The success of Wakili Mabluka has been attributed to his understanding of the role of Governor and how he has gone about selling himself to residents across the County. “A Governor is a Manager of County Affairs and resources and should be a diligent Manager and Brilliant Organizer like Joel Kyatha Mbaluka who is both a learned Lawyer but holder of a Master in Financial Management. Machakos County Residents can count on Governor Mbaluka to prudently deal with their county affairs and ensure our County resources are not wasted or misappropriated by dishonest county workers and cartels,” said a Political Analyst who requested anonymity.

According to Wakili Mbaluka, a Governor ought to be a diligent manager who understands the problems of his People like himself. He notes that having grown up in squalor within Machakos County and having had to endure going to a Primary School seven kilometers away on bare feet and to fetch water with a donkey every afternoon after school 12 kilometers away for the family, he is the best placed to address the persisting water scarcity issue with finality amongst other issues such as unemployment, bad infrastructure and poorly stocked hospitals as outlined in his manifesto.

“As I have outlined in my manifesto and explained to Machakos County residents from Kalama to Mavoko to Mwala to Yatta and Muthesya, my Government will have people of Machakos County as the priority and county funds and resources will only be deployed to the most deserving of priority areas where the greatest number possible/attainable of Machakos County residents will Benefit instead of selfish ventures of greedy County officials to make maximum kickbacks at the expense of service delivery for the people,” said Wakili Mbaluka.

Mbaluka thanked Machakos County residents for embracing his message saying that all he is seeking the Governor seat to serve them better and create employment opportunities for disadvantaged Machakos youth, fresh graduates and people with disabilities within County structures and further to attract investors in our great County to open up factories, companies and godowns to employ our youth and to promote the welfare of people with disabilities as outlined in his manifesto. He also promised to ensure equity in the allocation of resources in all Machakos subcounties.

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