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Sunday, 13 Nov 2016 16:15 EATnewsdesk@kenyafreepress.com
Youths in Kericho County have demanded action by Senator Aaron Cheruiyot against his assistant Victor Bor who vowed in a Facebook post that he would "chop off his balls and feed it to the dogs" should his boss lose the upcoming elections. Mr Bor made the controversial post to a Facebook group called the Kericho Renaissance Network, to which belong tens of thousands of users from the county and beyond.
Many users were repulsed by Mr Bor's use of offensive language and his accompanying it with his boss's photo, which to some implied the boss had endorsed the message. The post provoked a wide discussion with many readers, including those who support the senator, opposing it. Aaron Koskei wrote: "It's like his vote is more special than other votes. Tell him to trow his unproductive balls to hyenas; I doubt if a dog will eat it."
Philip Terer wrote: "Victor should also be told that before him we had Mwai Kibaki who had likened KANU to Mugumo tree that KANU would rule forever. There was also Joseph Kamotho who could do anything to defend chama cha baba na mama. What happened later? We all know. Let him not also forget that discussing people makes him cheap. We're the voters and we know what we want. We know what issues we want addressed and in that connection the qualities of a person we want to be our senator. What Vic is doing amounts to intimidation and coercion. That's is unacceptable in whatever circumstances."
A few supporters of Mr Bor appealed to readers to appreciate the language as symbolic of the writer's conviction that his boss wouldn't lose the election. Dominic Langat weighed in on the assistant's side, writing: "He was just simply emphasizing sth here,if you find it vulgar go kiss a red hot metal..because you r a supporter of some other guy you want to make us believe that there is a kind of thrash talk here?we dont buy that bullshit,,mimi ni #Teamkkk."
Mr Bor had targeted his post at supporters of Mr Sammy Chepkwony, better known as Motiriot, who is seen as Mr Chruiyot's main challenger for the senatorial election. The senator, who enjoys immense support of deputy president William Ruto, beat Mr Chepkwony narrowly for the JAP nomination early this year for the by-election that followed former senator Charles Keter's appointment to the cabinet.