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Keekonyokie Trust Land: Controversy as two parallel elections conducted for same position

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Moses Parantai (pictured) was contesting for the chairman position

Controversy has marred the much awaited Keekonyokie Trust Land elections after the two contesting teams conducted parallel elections and declared two winners for the same position.

Moses Monik and Moses Parantai who were contesting for the chairman position have both vowed to be the legitimate chairperson of the 2,800 acre communal land situated in Kibiko Ngong.

Supporters of the duo turned up in large numbers to conduct Mlolongo elections amid tight security.

Monik and Parantai were sworn in by their respective supporters before the camps broke into celebrations.

The elections came hot on the heels of an outcry of political interference and lack of faith on the committee mandated to oversee the election.

The election which involves 16,000 registered members was canceled two weeks ago by the County commissioner James Taari over lack of adequate preparedness.

As of Monday, the Commissioner had directed that the elections would be undertaken at a later unknown date until this morning when members turned up for the elections.

The communal land members had agreed for immediate subdivision of the land into individual title deeds making the chairman position a do or die position which saw intense campaigns and lobbying among the two contestants.

The legitimate chairman would oversee the subdivision of the multi-billion prime land.

KBC Correspondent
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