Residents of Tindiret/Nandi Hills Constituencies to slaughter 20 bulls to celebrate ruling on boundaries
Written by Emily Chelagat
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Residents of the proposed Nandi-Hills and Tinderet constituencies have prepared a detailed ceremony to celebrate the ruling by the high court to change the boundaries of the two areas as per their wishes.
The residents through two petitioners Wilson Kiplagat Kemboi and Isaac Leting, who went to court to appeal against the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission gazette notice on the delimitation of electoral boundaries, said 20 bulls would be slaughtered at Koilot High school during a premeditated thanks giving ceremony.
The ceremony which is to be held at the end of the month would be preceded over by interdenominational prayers at the school ground by Catholic, Anglican, African Inland Church Bishops among other clerics before and later held a political rally to decide way forward. Leting added that a number of political movers in Rift Valley have been invited to grace the occasion.
The decision by the high court to rule in favour of the two petitioners on behalf of the 28,000 voters who signed a petition to oppose a gazette notice by IEBC, has sent political shivers on those who had a contrary opinion. The newly proposed Tinderet constituency would include Kapsimotwo, Tinderet, Songhor, Soba, Chemase and Chemelil civic wards. While Nandi-Hills constituency would include, Ol’Lessos,Chepkunyuk,Kapchorwa, Nandi-Hills civic wards and Chepng’etuny administrative sub-location with a population of 1,000 people had been left out in the IEBC gazette notice.
Kemboi who is also the Nandi East/Tinderet Kenya National Union of Teachers assistant Executive secretary disclosed that when his group went to court, they were seeking justice on behalf of the electorate whose rights had been violated.
Flanked by Six councilors from Tinderet constituency, they appealed to the electorates to carefully elect the right people who would bond them in the next coming 2013 general elections.