Jackson Mandago has promised jobs for two Opposition MCA candidates who lost the election to their Jubilee Party rivals.
The Jubilee Uasin Gishu Governor-elect publicly campaigned for the two who vied for ward representative posts in Huruma and Langas.
Mandago and Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi pushed for Charles Okumu (ODM) ahead of his battle against Francis Muya (Jubilee) for the Langas post.
In Huruma, they backed Andrew Sure against Jubilee’s Peter Chomba.
Okumu and Sure, who supported Mandago, lost in the poll but the Governor says he will have new jobs for them.
“I have told them that even though Baba (Raila Odinga) lost in the polls, they should not be worried because Baba Mdogo (Mandago) won and they will be part of my team,” he said in Eldoret on Wednesday.
Mandago added his administration will accommodate all communities. He noted both Jubilee Party and the National Super Alliance backed his re-election.
The politician defended IEBC over NASA claims that the general election may have been rigged to deny Raila victory.
He noted that he benefited from NASA’s support but said they were clearly defeated.
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