West Pokot Speaker elected after MCAs were sworn in.

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Speaker Fredrick Kaptui Plimo
Speaker Fredrick Kaptui Plimo

Fredrick Kaptui Plimo was elected on Wednesday as the West Pokot County Assembly speaker after garnering 25 votes against Phillip Ambole Magal who got 6 votes.

Acting County Assembly clerk Benedict Tororoitich sworn in Mr. Kaptui.

Endough ward Member of County assembly, Victor Plimo  Siywat was  elected as the Deputy speaker with 22 votes against outgoing Deputy speaker Francis Losia Krop who garnered 9 votes .

Mr. Kaptui  from Chepareria was serving at Eco pillar Teachers Sacco, Kapenguria as the Chief Executive office.

Mr. Kaptui having experience of 10 years working in the Sacco lauded members of the County Assembly for electing him.

“I have the honor to be elected as the third speaker of the West Pokot County assembly,” he said.

He said that half of the MCAs in the Assembly are new.

‘We want to bring in new ideas and have new ways of doing things within a good political environment,” said Mr. Fredrick Kaptui Plimo r. Kaptui.

A total of 31 MCAs were sworn in apart from one who was blocked by the members of the public