Mother Beats son in Kenyan Parliamentary Election

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Mother beats son in Kenyan parliamentary election .
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A Kenyan female politician showed her son that she was not only older than him in age, she is also more experienced and more popular politically. Kipng’etich Kones, the son of a late Cabinet Minister Kipkalya Kones, who ran in the Kenyan parliamentary election lost to his mother, Beatrice Kones. .
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Beatrice Kone beat her son and seven other contestants when she polled 22,796 votes against her son’s 2,410 votes. Kipng’etich who contested on a Chama Cha Mashinani (CCM) ticket got a lot of support from outgoing Bomet Governor Isaac Ruto, while his mother contested on a Jubilee Party ticket. .
Many residents of Bomet East, the constituency of the family, said the family battle was not blessed. Others said the rivalry was a depiction of democracy and showed maturity as far as politics is concerned. .
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According to Kenyan news website, Daily Nation, the area overwhelmingly voted for Jubilee and it might be a reason why Kones lost to his mum. It was one of the most watched duels in the elections since it pitted members of a nuclear family and the outcome was eagerly awaited. .
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One of the residents of the area was quoted by a local daily saying the result should be a lesson to all young people. “You can never rise against your parent, especially your mother and expect to succeed. .
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When my mother speaks I go down on my knees,” said Mr Hezron Tangus, a Bomet East resident. A political analyst and lecturer at Laikipia University said it was culturally suicidal to compete against one’s mother.




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