The Speaker

     

HON. PHILEMON KIPLAGAT SABULEI

ELGEYO MARAKWET COUNTY ASSEMBLY SPEAKER

Hon. Philemon Kiplagat Sabulei was born on 13th July 1985 in Chebusie Village, Metkei Ward in Elgeyo/Marakwet County. He was elected the Second Speaker of Elgeyo Marakwet County on 6th September 2018. 

Hon. P.K Sabulei is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya. He holds a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) degree from Moi University and a Post graduate Diploma from Kenya School of Law. He is a member of the Law Society of Kenya having been called and admitted to the bar on 30th April 2016.

 Prior to his election as the County Assembly Speaker, Hon. Sabulei served as the Group Legal Officer of Sasini Ltd, a public listed company and a member of Sameer Group of Companies.

Hon. Kiplagat Sabulei is one of the youngest speaker’s of the Kenyan County Assemblies and is determined to use his vibrant leadership to effectively spearhead the county’s legislation, representation and oversight mandate pursuant to Article 185 of the Constitution of Kenya.

The County Secretary

 

MR. PAUL CHEMUTUT

The Office of the County Secretary is currently headed by Mr Chemutut. He served as an Election Coordinator with the IEBC prior to his appointment as the County Secretary in February 2017. He has also served as a District Commissioner and Senior Assistant Secretary at the office of the President.

The Office of the County Secretary is the heartbeat of all operations by the Executive. As the County Secretary, he is the Head of the County Public Service and also the secretary to the County Executive Committee. Being the Head of the public Service, he is responsible for the coordination and smooth operation of all County departments.

The office of the County secretary ensures all departments generate quarterly implementation reports which he in turn channels to the County Assembly and. As Head of Public Service, he communicates and follows up to ensure County Executive resolutions are implemented.

The Senator

 

     

HON. ONESIMUS KIPCHUMBA MURKOMEN, EGH

ELGEYO MARAKWET SENATOR & KENYAN SENATE MAJORITY LEADER

Kipchumba Murkomen is a lawyer by profession and has worked for several reputable local and US organizations before joining politics. He also worked as a law lecturer at Moi University.

An advocate of the High Court of Kenya, Hon Murkomen holds a Bachelor of Laws degree (LL.B) of the University of Nairobi and Master of Laws (LLM) degrees from American University’s Washington College of Law, Washington DC, USA and University of Pretoria, South Africa and a Diploma in Law from Kenya School of Law.

He is the First Senator of Elgeyo Marakwet County, elected on 4th March 2013 and was re-elected on 8th August 2017. He served as the Deputy Leader of Majority in his first term as Senator and was elected majority Leader of the Kenyan Senate in his second term.

Members of Parliament

Elgeyo Marakwet County comprises of four constituencies namely: Keiyo South, Keiyo North, Marakwet West and Marakwet East. The current members of Parliament are:

  • Hon Kangogo Bowen (Marakwet East)Hon Kangogo Bowen (Marakwet East)
  • Hon. Daniel Rono (Keiyo South)Hon. Daniel Rono (Keiyo South)
  • Hon. James Murgor (Keiyo North)Hon. James Murgor (Keiyo North)
  • Hon. William Kisang (Marakwet West)Hon. William Kisang (Marakwet West)

The Deputy Governor

     

DEPUTY GOVERNOR H.E WISLEY ROTICH

His Excellency Deputy Governor Wisley Rotich has a special interest in citizen-driven sustainable development. He believes in the power of many by rallying citizens together for a cause, thereby taking advantage of economies of scale and achieving faster development.

H.E Wisley took the oath of office as Elgeyo Marakwet’s second Deputy Governor on August, 21st, 2017. He hails from Emsoo Ward, Keiyo North Sub-County and is married with two Children.

He holds a Bachelors Degree in Economics from Moi University and has previously served the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) as a budget officer and later Equity Bank in the position of operations officer.

At KWS, Wisley was responsible for preparation of budget, rationalization, monitoring and evaluation while at Equity Bank, he served in the operations department implementing the bank’s key strategies including donor funded projects.

Prior to assuming the post of Deputy Governor, Wisley served in the County Department of Tourism, Trade, Cooperatives and Energy as Director Cooperatives.

He is credited with initiating a revival plan of dormant Cooperative Societies in Elgeyo Marakwet County which includes the ongoing automation of their operations.

H.E Wisley intends to use his position as Deputy Governor to further build on these achievements particularly targeting the youth and other special interest groups for economic empowerment through cooperatives.

He is further passionate about community empowerment through entrepreneurship to create jobs and stable families.

He is among the youngest deputy governors in Kenya and he hopes his elevation to the position will serve as a motivator to other youth in Elgeyo Marakwet and Kenya in general to believe in themselves and dream big.

 

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The Governor's Priorities

  • Economy

    Laying a strong/firm Foundation for economic growth both institutional and systemic.
  • Partnerships

    Forging bankable partnerships with local and international organisations like Nacada,NOREB OGP, GIZ, World Bank, UNDP, USAID and World Vision among others to create conducive environment for both private and public sector in realisation of development.
  • Empowerment

    Empowering Citizens to manage their resources through public participation, agricultural subsidies, rehabilitation of brewers and alcohol consumers, embracing PWDs and other special interest groups by providing them income generating activities.
  • Equity

    Providing Equitable development (implementation of Equity Development Act) where the community decides in how they priorities and fund their projects.
  • Cohesion

    Shaping a unified County by bringing together local communities, involving all leaders in County plans and decisions and ensuring the executive and assembly cordial relations.
  • Transparency

    Curbing corruption, incorporating integrity and transparency in Government operations. EACC survey ranked EMC among least corrupt counties, qualifying for Open Government Partnership among 15 in the world.
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