Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Know your County MPS:Nandi County

By Lilian Jebii

Henry Kiprono Kosgey was born on 14 July 1947 to Kipkosgey arap Moita and Martha Moek. Kosgey's father was a member of the Nandi sub-tribe of the Kalenjin community and his mother was originally from the Keiyo sub-tribe. Kosgey was raised in Nandi, Rift Valley Province where the family first lived in village called Kipkabos before later moving and settling in another village also in Nandi called Lelwak.
Henry Kosgey of Tinderet
Kosgey attended Lelwak Primary and later Kilibwoni Primary for his primary school education. For his "O" Level secondary education he attended Kapsabet Boys Secondary School. He then proceeded to Strathmore College in Nairobi for his "A" Levels before managing to secure a place at the University of Nairobi where he graduated with a degree in Chemistry. He later won a scholarship to attend Ballarat University in Australia, where studied and obtained a postgraduate degree.
Kosgey has been in Kenyan politics for more than 30 years serving both in Parliament and the Cabinet. Currently he does not hold a Cabinet portfolio. Together with former Kenyan Police Commissioner Hussein were cleared free by the International Criminal Court at the Hague over their involvement in the post election violence and is a respected MP in his constituency with Citizens in the constituency describing his development as average.He is currently the Chairman of the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM), which is led by the Prime Minister Mr.Raila Odinga.

Described as an average MP by his constituent Elijah Kiptarbei Lagat was born on June 19,1966 and he is a first time MP in Parliament. He often speaks in Parliament and not very good in National politics.

Elijah Lagat of Emgwen
He attended Saniak Primary School between 1973-1981 then moved to Saniak Secondary School between 1982-1986 where he attained a Division 3 pass. He enrolled for a Diploma in adult Education at the University of Eastern Africa-Baraton between 2003-2004 and later graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in History from the same University.

Lagat worked in Education sector between 1987-2002 and is a former Athlete who has won many titles for Kenya as he represented it between 1997 -2000.His message to Kenyans is “Let us live as brothers and sisters in order to improve our beloved country. One people one destiny.”

On Thursday we introduce  you  to MPS in Narok County.

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