Even as the general election in August 2022 approaches, the campaign to succeed existing leaders in various elected positions appears to have gathered traction.
Gubernatorial offices are among the most competitive roles that have drawn a number of candidates.
While most gubernatorial candidates have connected themselves with their regional political vehicles in order to keep or gain these positions, others have decided to go a step farther and run on unpopular parties in their regions.
Former strong Kanu leader Tabitha Seii is one of those who has defied all difficulties to join unpopular political parties in their districts.
On the ODM ticket, the former South African High Commissioner and powerful Keiyo South politician would attempt to succeed incumbent Elgeyo Marakwet Governor Alex Tolgos.
Former Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinet and the county’s Deputy Governor Wesley Rotich are all running for a UDA ticket, and she will have stiff competition.
She’ll have the support of the county’s governor, Alex Tolgos, who is also running for senator on the Azimio platform. Tolgos will compete against Kipchumba Murkomen of UDA.
Tabitha first made headlines during Moi’s tenure when she stated her intention to unseat former Keiyo South MP Nicholas Biwott.
In the 1992 and 1997 general elections, she ran against Biwott for the Keiyo South parliamentary seat. On both instances, she came up short. Raila Odinga has been a close ally of hers.
Tabitha Seii is the mother of renowned lawyer Jerotich Seii and the wife of Kalenjin Council of Elders chair and member of the BBI taskforce Major (Rtd) John Seii.
Seii is a close confidant of Deputy President William Ruto, who is alleged to have assigned him to the BBi team. His wife is a strong ally of ODM leader Raila Odinga.