Mining and Petroleum Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) John Mosonik has announced that he will contest for the Bomet Governor seat in the 2022 elections.
Mosonik attributes his interest in the county leadership to his vast experience in the private sector and in the ministry which he says has granted him what it takes to lead the county.
He has promised to address challenges facing the county should he ascend to power.
“In 2022 I will be gunning up for the gubernatorial seat in Bomet County. This is a decision which has arrived after searching and thinking over it,” Mosonik said.
“I have the private sector compliment and the civil service compliment. Through my experience especially in roads, I think I can transfer it into the county. I have gained a lot in strategic leadership which we really want,” he added.
The CAS outlined the challenges facing the people of Bomet saying that he had the ultimate solution to address them.
“There are many challenges which we have at this point in time in terms of health sector, infrastructure roll-out, water, electricity, and unemployment,” said Mosonik.
“I want the people of Bomet to remember me with the legacy which I want to offer them; to fix the health sector, to do the infrastructure, to do the employment issue and improve their livelihoods.”
He faulted the current leadership for lacking a track record since 2013 promising to solve the underlying problems which he said have never been dominant in the county.
“People should look around in the last nine years and see there is nothing that you can be proud of. You should be able to look at a legacy and say, oh we have good roads,” he said.
The Mining CAS will be facing off for the County’s top seat with Chama Cha Mashinani (CCM) party leader Isaac Rutto who is allied to Deputy President William Ruto and the incumbent Bomet Governor Hillary Barchok.
Governor Barchok ascended to power after the death of the late Governor Joyce Laboso who succumbed to cancer in July 2019.