By: Kariron Reporter
The Pokot occupy only one Sub County in Baringo, that is Tiaty Sub County, which used to be known as Baringo East. The other five are predominantly Tugen.
But there is a bigger Pokot population, occupying much of the entire West Pokot County. And now, the MP for Tiaty, in the North Eastern corner of Baringo, William Kamket wants to speak for all the Pokot.
In 2017, Professor John Lonyangapuo was installed the spokesman of the community, with the support of Mr Kamket, among other community leaders and elders.
Makale Selemoi, the Deputy Speaker, Baringo county assmembly and a close ally of Mr Kamket said Professor Lonyangapuo’s term has ended.
The Saturday ceremony that inaugurated Mr Kamket as the community’s spokesman was presided over by Pokot elders from his constituency, while those from mainland Pokot, that is West Pokot, stayed away.
This could suggest that they don’t recognize Kamket’s elevation to the position of the voice of the community.
Photo: William Kamket during elevation to Pokot spokesman. Courtesy Baringo News.