Linet Chepkorir, popularly known as Toto, made a name for herself online after emerging victorious in the Bomet Woman United Democratic Alliance (UDA) by-elections held on Thursday, April 14th.
According to timely results, the 24-year-old led the race in a race that attracted 10 other contestants, including outgoing representative Joyce Korir.
Her story is not interesting. The 24-year-old has been charged with breaking into the home of Vice President William Ruto Karen during a meeting of officials.
Chepkorir had visited Karen de Ruto’s residence in Nairobi where Rift Valley candidates rallied for UDA tickets. However, he was stopped at the gate by guards who accused him of being an invader.
The vice president’s security informed him that he was interfering in a meeting of leaders that was over him. She was judged for her behavior and casual attire that made her look like a schoolboy.
However, she stood firm and insisted that she should be part of the coalition as she was also a rival from the Southern Rift Region with the most votes.
“Finally, after about an hour, I was allowed to enter after showing them my conference entry number; it was generated electronically for members who paid the UDA membership fee of Ksh6,000,” he said in an earlier interview with The Nation.
Chepkorir presented a yellow hoodie, a simple hairstyle, a green dress and rubber boots for a high-level meeting.
A third in a family of seven sat in the back waiting for Ruto to arrive at the event.
“I sat in the back row and it dawned on me that the vice president had not arrived, I went ahead and asked a man standing on the sidelines to photograph me and my phone to testify. that I went to the DP residence, ”she said.
Later, she uploaded the images to her social networks and turned off her phone as security officials wanted. DP Ruto came in and the meeting started. It ended a few hours later and he started his journey back to Bomet.
Turning on his phone, he realized he was in style. This was the birth of his fame.
Chepkorir, who now hopes to take the Bomet Women’s Representative seat in August, holds a first degree in business management from Chuka University, after graduating in April 2021.