National Vision Party (NVP) Senate aspirant Albert Kiming’in, popularly known as Ole Kitii, has dismissed reports that he has been paid Sh10 million by Jubilee Party to shelve his bid.
The 25-year-old master’s graduate in economics from Kenyatta University accused his Jubilee opponent of maligning his name.
“These are baseless rumours and I want to tell the people of Narok that I will never betray the trust they have bestowed on me. I am still fully in the race,” Mr Kiming’in told The Standard.
Kiming’in, who has marshalled massive support from his Kipsigis community and youths of the Ormeshuki age set across the county, will be facing Jubilee’s Nkoidila Lankas and Orange Democratic Movement party’s Ledama ole Kina in the August polls.
He said his opponents were jittery about his growing popularity as an agent of change. Reached for comment, Mr Lankas denied his opponent’s claims and accused him of trying to seek attention. He denied that there was an attempt to pay his rival to step down from the race.
“I am ready to face my opponents at the ballot. I cannot bribe anyone to step down as I have the will of the people. Those claiming so are desperate for attention,” said Lankas. [Robert Kiplagat]