Baringo Senator Gideon Moi has suffered a political blow after he lost in the senatorial race
Moi lost to William Cheptumo of the United Democratic Alliance (UDA)
Moi had vied on a KANU ticket, a party he leads as the National chairman
Cheptumo, has been serving as Baringo North MP for 15 years.
He trounced Moi after garnering 141,777 votes, while the Senator came second with 71,408 votes.
TSP Party’s Felix Chelaite ranked third in the race after getting 3,261 votes. He conceded defeat.
KANU was under the Raila Odinga led Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya alliance
The Rift Valey region which is DP William Ruto’s stronghold has largely elected UDA leaning candidates
Gideon Moi joins the long list of political bigwigs who have lost their seats.
He had served as Baringo senator for two terms
KANU secretary general Nick Salat also lost to a UDA candidate in the Bomet East parliamentary race
Other notable names who have fallen victim to the UDA wave in the Rift valley region include Alfred Keter of Nandi Hills, Swarap Mishra of Keses and Joshua Kutuny of Cherengany
Silas Tiren of Moiben also suffered a similar fate
Chama cha Mashinani leader Isaac Ruto also lost his bid to capture the Bomet county governorship to Hillary Barchok of UDA