Aaron Cheruiyot made history on Saturday when he floored political giants like Sammy Chepkwony, former Cabinet Minister Franklin Bett, former ODM Executive Director Magerer Lagat, Joel Kirui and Festus Kirui Mautor to clinch the Jubilee Party ticket for the Kericho Senatorial seat.
Cheruiyot garnered well over 17,000 votes in the nominations.
Born in 1985 at Kapchebet village in Kabianga, Belgut constituency, Cheruiyot is the son of Mr Joel Kosgey and Mrs Mary Kosgey.
He attended Unity Primary School for his early education before moving to Kapchebet Primary School. He then joined Kericho High School where he scored way over the minimum entry grade for the university and was admitted to Moi University where he pursued a Bachelors Degree in Communication and Marketing.
He was ranked as one of the best students in his class.
Cheruiyot began his political career at the University where he successfully contested for the Moi University Students Organization (MUSO) chairmanship in his final year.
His influence was felt when he pursued the establishment of Kabianga Campus, a constituent campus of Moi University. Kabianga is now a fully-fledged university and received a charter two years ago.
Upon completion of his university education, Cheruiyot ventured into business setting up a travel company know as the Africana Savanna Tours Limited.
His firm has employed over 100 people.
In late December, upon the resignation of Charles Keter as the Kericho Senator to join the government as a Cabinet secretary, Cheruiyot announced that he would be contesting for the post.
He will now face candidates from other political parties in the by-elections set for March 6th, 2016.
We wish Cheruiyot all the best in his bid.