The outgoing Bomet Governor Isaac Ruto has emerged and said he will not challenge the outcome of the results despite his agents being harassed by police on the eve of the voting day.
Ruto who was defeated by Jubilee’s Joyce Laboso said his chief agents were arrested and locked up by police on claims of bribing voters something he dismissed as fabricated.
He said: “Some my agents did not even reach the polling centers but I have told my supporters that I am not ready to move to court…I want to rest and see how these people will do develop this region in their tenure in office.”
He, however, said he was ready to hand over power to Laboso during a planned ceremony on Monday next week.
“I have no problem working with Laboso because I know she has not been the source of problems I faced in my tenure but rather some forces not from Bomet…I will work with her and I am appealing to her to do more progress from where I left so that our people continue enjoying services they need,” he said.
Speaking to the press at his Tumoi home in Chepalungu, Bomet, he stated that the incoming governor should be given time to undertake development activities adding the residents should be given the services they require.
Ruto also said he was meeting his cabinet ministers and even the committee planning for the ceremony including Laboso to discuss on various issues ahead of the event.
He said leaders dignitaries planning to attend should desist from using inflammatory statements that might incite the locals. He at the same said he was not ready to cheer IEBC over the management of the election saying it messed up with the whole exercise.