Sportpesa megajackpot winner Cosmas Korir elected Bomet County Assembly speaker
Cosmas Korir, winner of the Ksh 208 million Sportpesa megajackpot, has been elected speaker of the Bomet County Assembly.
Cosmas was elected as the Assembly’s fourth speaker after garnering 32 votes, with former Kipsonoi ward MCA Weldon Kirui coming in second with 6 votes. In the race, Cosmas also knocked off his predecessor Nelson Mutai. Ten candidates had qualified for the election in the contest.
Cosmas told the MCAs that he would provide participatory and consultative leadership. He will be deputised by Rotich Leonard Kipkoech, who won the contest against four others.
“I will work with all the members from across the political divide. I will ensure that your welfare is well taken care of,” Cosmas said in his acceptance speech.
Cosmas Korir was the third SportPesa Mega Jackpot winner, taking up KSh 208,733,619 on a KSh 100 bet in September 2018.
Since then, Cosmas has been involved in a variety of projects, including assisting Longisa County Referral Hospital and several dispensaries in receiving ICU beds and health equipment, nurturing talents through grassroots football, and providing food to the elderly, People With Disabilities, and baby homes.
Korir previously ran for the parliamentary seat in Bomet County’s Konoin constituency on the Chama Cha Mashinani (CCM) ticket and lost.
Bomet county had 4 MCAs re-elected into office.