Uasin Gishu County politician Bundotich Kiprop famously known as Buzeki has made it clear that he will not join UDA in his quest to succeed Uasin Gishu Jackson Mandago.
The abrasive businessman said he had decided to focus on his own political plans and avoid the baggage of marketing a party like UDA.
Buzeki further said that selling and campaigning for UDA comes with many challenges especially during the primaries ahead of the general election.
“I have decided I will wait for all those battling in UDA so that they do what they are doing and then we meet in the premier league where I am fully prepared for the race,” Buzeki said.
While speaking during a funeral service for businesswoman Ruth Njambi, Buzeki said that during the 2017 elections, he narrowly lost to Governor Jackson Mandago.
“I didn’t lose but I was the second winner. However, after that I became chairman of all losers in the country and went on with life with a lot of blessings from God.”
“I supported Mandago to complete his time and now it’s time to compete again,” Buzeki said.
He said losing elections is normal and political leaders must learn to compete and accept results without keeping hard feelings against each other.
Buzeki said as a businessman he would offer the best leadership if elected to succeed Mandago.
On the other side, Julius Bitok said after serving as an envoy for over seven years, he had gained the necessary experience and networks to help develop the region.
The two are among tens of politicians angling to succeed Mandago next year.
Except for Buzeki over ten other aspirants will be vying through UDA which is linked to Deputy President William Ruto. Uasin Gishu is Ruto’s home county.
Political analysts predict a tough battle between Buzeki and the aspirant who will win during the UDA primaries.