JAP celebrates Kericho win, Kanu rejects results

Newly elected Kericho Senator Aaron Cheruiyot (left) is joined in celebrating his victory by Senator Kipchumba Murkomen and other leaders in Kericho on March 8, 2016. PHOTO | TONNY OMONDI | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • The by-election was hotly contested with the Kanu team led by Gideon Moi and Isaac Ruto, now viewed as politically wounded.
  • Governor Ruto led other top Kanu campaigners in dismissing the results, saying they did not reflect the will of Kericho voters.
  • Senator Murkomen denied the claims by Kanu that the vote had been rigged.

Kanu on Tuesday accused the electoral commission of rigging the Kericho by-election in favour of the Jubilee Alliance Party.

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