A former journalist with The Star is in debt distress after the 2017 General Election campaigns exhausted her finances. Sharon Chepchirchir, 27 unsuccessfully vied as an MCA for Ng’enyilel ward in Turbo constituency. She now says she is on the verge of being auctioned and that the people she contracted to offer various services during the campaigns are baying for her blood.
Ms Chepchirchir appealing to well-wishers to come to her aid. “I’ve been having sleepless nights wondering where I will get the money. In fact, my leg is almost being paralysed on one side,” Ms Chepchirchir told the Nation. The journalist, who campaigned for the seat on a camel, says her intention for vying for the seat was not to enrich herself but to assist vulnerable groups in the society, including the orphans, disabled and widows.
Ms Chepchirchir, who resigned from her job in Eldoret to pursue politics, said that although she is a trained journalist, she was now ready to work with any organization to assist the less fortunate in the society.
The former aspirant called on the Jubilee administration to consider the party’s aspirants who lost in the 2017 elections but still stood and fought for the party ideals.
“I know most of them are suffering in silence yet they are undergoing the same problem,” Ms Chepchirchir told the Nation in an interview.