Senator steps down for his younger brother
23 August 2016, 15:44
Narok - Narok Senator, Stephen ole Ntutu has said that he will not defend his seat in the next’s year general elections.
Ntutu said he is stepping down to give chance to his younger brother, Narok West MP Patrick Ntutu who is vying for the gubernatorial seat.
He made the revelations during the wedding of his son Mark Ntutu at his Nkorinkori home in Narok West constituency.
“I will not run for the Senate seat again; I will give my younger brother the chance to contest for the Governor’s seat. I have done a lot for my people from the time I was the MP for Narok South constituency until now,” said Ntutu.
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Senator Ntutu's decision is likely to give the Mara Education Trust chairman Andrew Sunkuli an upper hand in the Senatorial race.
Sunkuli, who ran as an independent candidate in the 2013 polls, came second with 77,420 votes against Ntutu’s 94,444 votes.
If he vies again, Sunkuli will face Dalton Konchellah who has also declared interest in the seat.
Konchellah had contested for Governor’s seat on a KANU ticket in the last polls but came sixth with 9,207 votes against the incumbent Tunai who garnered 87,832 votes.
He was later appointed the Devolution PS where he worked under former Cabinet Secretary Anne Waiguru and moved to the East African Community before being dropped after two years by President Uhuru Kenyatta.
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