Fresh mandate for KUPPET in Trans Nzoia

Trans Nzoia KUPPET officials at a past event. Photo/Courtesy

Majority of officials of the Kenya union of post secondary education teachers KUPPET Trans Nzoia branch defied odds to get re-elected back in office in an election exercise held at the Kitale school.

The team of incumbents led by executive secretary Furaha Lusweti,chairman Eliud Wafula and the Assistant Executive Secretary Martin Wafula sailed through in an election that affirmed the confidence of members in their services.

Prior to the election a rival faction dubbed team change led by Timothy Wabobo had been tipped to pull a surprise in the election that was closely monitored by key political players in the region.

Mr. Furaha got 690 votes with Mr. Wabobo gaining 473 votes while Victor Kipchirchir gunnered 309 votes to emerge third. Mr.Wafula scored 803 votes to defeat Mr. David Anyira who got 645 votes.

The long time branch’s treasurer who got 433 votes Wakasika Mwichabe lost to Maxwell Nyangeri who got 470 votes. Paul Nyongesa came third with 346 votes while Juliana Miheso got 197 votes.

The branch’s Assistant Executive Secretary Martin Wafula got a resounding re-election figure with 1167 votes while his challenger Ogoro Ouma managed 267 votes.

Mark Tum scored 918 votes to emerge victorious in the vice-chairman slot where he defeated Wilberfoce Simiyu who scored 550 votes.

 Janerose Mutama gannered 382 to win the assistant treasurer defeating Sophi Keriga who scored 321 votes and Kimtayi Kaye who scored 257 votes.

Andrew Cheruwenye got 154 votes while Stephen Tarus got 334 votes in the category.

Other results were as follows:-

Branch Organizing Secretary

Francis Wanyoike 480>33%

Aaron Kimtai 344>24%

John Wanyonyi 343>23%

Enock Ogenga 260 votes

Habert Chemwami votes

Branch Secretary Secondary

Andrew Chelagat 484 votes

Nasimiyu Cecilia 445 votes

Lilian Wafula 417 votes

Titus Wamalwa 85 votes

Branch Secondary Gender

Immaculate Cherono 784 votes

Jesca Mbone 464 votes