Former Roads Minister Franklin Bett

Former Roads Minister Franklin Bett has officially declared his interest to run for the Kericho senatorial seat with a Jubilee ticket.Bett has expressed optimism of clinching the seat saying he has sufficient experience and ability as he has worked in government for many years.

Speaking at his Kericho town residence after meeting with residents of Bureti constituency where he earlier represented as Member of Parliament, Bett said that the residents visited him with an appeal for him to run for the seat.

Bett, who is also former state house controller contested in last year’s Kericho senatorial by elections where he became second after Aaron Cheruiyot.

He said that he understands well the role of the senator which is oversight, and cannot promise the electorate any money.

On the other hand, Bett said the Jubilee smart cards which are being sold to the party are likely to bring problems as aspirants who have money can supply to all their supporters while those who don’t cannot, urging the party leadership to go back to the drawing board.

He also called on Kenyans who have not registered as voters to do so, as the deadline for registration nears.