Bomet County Woman Representative Linet Chepkorir popularly known as Toto is the latest owner of a black Toyota LandCruiser VX. The first politician and the youngest member of the 13th parliament in Kenya broke the news on social media.
On Sunday November 6, she took the new ride for prayers and blessings at Kingdom Aflame Ministries in Bomet.
"I am glad they took part in praying for the new vehicle as I intend to use it for official duties that benefit the locals of Bomet County," she said.
News of a new ride has received mixed reactions from Kenyans on social media with some congratulating her while others are accusing her of having priorities mixed up.
One user wrote: “Your focus is on buying vehicles and building mansions instead of legislation, the job you lied to the electorate you'd be doing.”
“We thank God for lifting you and your family, you are an inspiration to our young girls,” said another user.
Also in the comments section were jobseekers looking for an opportunity to chauffeur the youthful MP and people reminding her not to forget the bodaboda rider who helped her campaign when she had limited finances.
Toto, hails from Chemulal, Bomet County and is the third born child to Leonard Lang’at and Betty Lang’at. Hers is the true definition of a grass-to-grace success story.
In a recent trip to Rwanda for the Youth Connect Africa Summit, Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua recently called her one of the miracles in our country.
“I came with one of the miracles in our country, a little young girl, 24 years old and was elected as the Woman Rep of Bomet county defeating a mature experienced woman,” he said.
Before politics, she survived on odd jobs, worked as a house help, selling mitumba and roadside chips. Toto holds a Bachelor's Degree in Procurement ( 2021) from Tharaka Nithi University.
Linet was elected to the 13th Parliament in Kenya under the United Democratic Party (UDA) winning the seat with a resounding 242,775 votes against 8 candidates. Her closest opponent was Dr Alice Milgo who garnered 43180 votes in the August 9 elections.
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