Zakayo Cheruiyot has officially quit politics after losing the Kuresoi South MP seat to Joseph Tonui of Jubilee Party.
The former internal security PS and two-term MP told residents that he now prefers to be called ‘ZK investor’.
Cheruiyot sought a third term in office through CCM party led by Isaac Rutto who also lost the Bomet governor seat.
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The outgoing MP conceded defeat and congratulated the newly elected legislator.
“I want to thank you for giving me opportunity to serve you as your MP for the past 10 years.”
“Now you have given Tonui a chance, I respect your choice,” he said on Saturday.
He spoke at Kiptagich during a function where he met his competitor.
The incoming MP called on the Kalenjin community to rally behind Deputy President William Ruto.
“I want to urge you to ignore any leader who intends to divide the broad Kalenjin community. DP Ruto is taking us to prosperity.”
Tonui promised to embrace all constituents including those who did not vote for him.
“As I speak, I am a leader of all including the CCM supporters and I will not be biased in my service,” he said.