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Sotik Constituency

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Sotik Constituency by Kenyans247(1): Wed Jan 2020 10:03am
Sotik Constituency is an electoral constituency in Kenya established for the 1997 elections. It is one of five constituencies in Bomet County.
History
Sotik would have been Abagusii and Maasai territory before 1800 but with a treaty put forward by Menya arap Kisiara, the Maasai migrated to Narok; and in 1830's the arrival of the three sons of arap Turgat from Nandi; led to a forceful and violent eviction of the Abagusii from the reaches of Bureti (Kapkatet), to Keroka which has a meaning of 'look at home' in Kipsigis dialect.

The arrival of the three sons of arap Turgat was followed by the arrival of the British and the Kipsigis rallied alongside the Nandi and fought against the building of the British Uganda railway; which upon the murder of Koitalel and by the agenda of the church against the Orgoik, the Kipsigis made the Lumbwa treaty which saw the British take the Kipsigis land.

Sotik in its initial status was a stretch of plains where big game was practiced.It is in American records that America's 26th President:- Theodore Roosevelt Jr. liked to use the 405 Winchester centerfire rifle cartridge and on occasion killed lions. Sotik later became a agricultural district producing: Tea, Pyrethrum, Cotton, maize and dairy products.

Sotik is understood by the Belgut Kipsigis to be a general term for Bomet and its residents (Usually derogative as Bomet Kipsigis, especially those from Trans-Mara are seen to be primitive and conservative- An attitude with roots from Lubwa treaty). This is because Bomet town used to be called Sot, only to be changed to Bomet because it used to host a industry scale slaughter house during early post Independence period.

Members of Parliament
Elections MP [1] Party Notes
1997 Anthony Kipkosge Kimeto KANU
2002 Anthony Kipkosge Kimeto KANU
2007 Lorna Laboso ODM Laboso died in an air accident in June 2008 [2]
2008 Joyce Cherono Laboso ODM By-election [3]
2013 Joyce Cherono Laboso URP General Election [4]
2017 Kipkoech Dominic Koskei Jubilee Party MP For All [5]
Wards
Wards
Ward Registered Voters Local Authority
Chebilat 1,263 Sotik town
Chemagel 2,947 Sotik town
Kaplong

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