Outgoing Bomet Governor Isaac Rutto’s absence from the public limelight since the election is becoming the talk of town among friends and foes.
The NASA co-principal is yet to comment on the win by Jubilee’s Joyce Laboso. Laboso garnered 176,545 votes to trounce Rutto who got just 86,462.
She has extended an olive branch, asking him to concede defeat as her team is willing to unite for residents’ sake and the region’s unity.
“The people of Bomet have spoken in one voice and I prevail upon him to respect the will of the people,” the outgoing Sotik MP said in an address to the press shortly after being declared winner on Friday.
Ruto, who is Chama Cha Mashinani leader, voted at Chebaraa Primary School during the Tuesday election.
He told journalists there that he was sure he would win.
The vocal Governor has always been quick to go public whenever an issue of public interest affects him. His silence is therefore unusual and phone calls have gone unanswered.
At his Tumoi residence in Chepalungu, some of the staff went about their duties and moved in and out on occasion.
“He left Nairobi” is all a security personnel who sought anonymity said.
Another source who did not want to be named told The Star the politician will a statement in the city, concerning his next move after meeting the other four NASA co-principals.
Ford Kenya’s Moses Wetang’ula retained the Bungoma Senator post
ODM’s Raila Odinga and Wiper’s Kalonzo Musyoka, who faced President Uhuru Kenyatta and DP William Ruto, met IEBC officials at Bomas of Kenya earlier today.
Musalia Mudavadi of Amani National Congress did not vie but is the Opposition’s chief agent.
Rutto had promised to deliver 1.5 million votes from the Rift valley for the National Super Alliance.