Bomet County Woman Representative Linet Chepkorir alias Toto was a daring candidate in the August 9, polls.
Having finished her educations and joined politics almost immediately, many never envisaged that her first stab in politics will lead to her election.
In her first parliamentary address, in which MPs use to thank electorates for supporting them and electing them into office, Toto had a special message to a boda boda rider who she said believed in her dream from the onset.
She said the man believed in her dream and offered his services freely to ensure she wins the seat.
Bomet Women rep Linet ‘Toto’ appreciates boda boda man in her maiden speech in parliament pic.twitter.com/jp0lejOc0j— Propesa (@Propesaa) October 12, 2022
"Allow me to mention one person by the name of Gideon Cheruyiot. When I declared my ambition, he came to my home and asked me whether I was serious about my candidature," she said.
"He then decided to assist me with his bodaboda. He fueled it with his own money and took me to the field in the morning and back home in the evening. Gideon, wherever you are, may God bless you."
Toto became a sensational after she trounced her competitors in the UDA nominations months to the August 9, polls.
Owing to the UDA party wave that enjoyed huge support in the Rift Valley region, a win in the nomination was as good as a win in the General Elections.
This was manifested in the General Election where she clinched the seat with ease.
Prior to winning the UDA nominations, she had been perceived as an underdog with some even criticizing her dress code,
She however bullied her way through the criticism and managed to bag the seat.