By ALEX NKOITOI
With less than 140 days before the August election, former Narok South MP and senate aspirant Nkoidila Ole Lankas say he is confident of securing Narok Senate seat and insists his development record is a cause for the drive.
Prior to his senate quest, Lankas was part of the Joseph Kaguthi- led Nyumba Kumi Initiative which was formed in November 2013 in response to a string of terror attacks, gang violence and robberies around the country.
Lankas who is contesting on a Jubilee Party ticket will be launching his campaign on March 27 outlining his position on key policy issues. He believes he will not only win the senate seat but will also be better placed to represent the county considering his past experience as a member of parliament.
“It’s going to be a fight but stakes are high,” Lankas told Narok Newspaper Edition.
According to political strategist how the 2nd county senate race will shape up will be decided by a variety of parameters, including perceived development credentials, the Kipsigis factor, the Maasai clan balance and party loyalty.
Lankas is largely perceived as a consensual team player with cordial links at the ruling party and one that would strongly stand for Narok interests.
According to Lankas the proof of his credentials lie in the unparalleled development record he bequeathed his former Narok South constituency during his term as MP. He is also accredited to bringing an end to tribal wrangles between the Maasai and Kipsigis in the southern sub-county in addition his focal stand to ending land dispute in Transmara regions.
If Lankas is as acceptable across the board as many expect, due to his soft and non-combative politics, his stake in the county senate race are high. It is also expected that Lankas, being in Jubilee will provide a soft part in Gov. Samuel Tunai aggressive politics.
A number of Narok South residents interviewed by Narok Newspaper Edition lauded him for then proper utilization of constituency development funds saying that his county and political networks makes him a sure bet in the race.
If speculations are rife that Dalton Konchellah will not view, this will consolidate Lankas support in Konchellah Kilgoris constituency.
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