Gerald Bitok. He is the talk of town. You can’t miss his name in political banters especially in the streets of Eldoret including the infamous Silverline — his name is invoked with both admiration and fertile speculations.
Currently, he is undoubtedly the king of digital media and the most sought-after political opinion shaper. He has come out as a bonafide firebrand supporter of the Deputy President William Ruto with speculations rife on his seemingly close relationship with the DP who is also rumored to be a very close relative.
Many would not have known him prior to 2017 until he came out as a dominant political brand carrier of Uasin Gishu Gubernatorial contender and billionaire businessman Zedekiah Kiprop Bundotich alias BUZEKI where he is said to have been the digital strategist and communications in charge.
Gerald Bitok has braved his way to be a household name in the streets, on TV, print media and social media platforms. They call him ‘THE SUPER ANALYST’. The once soft-spoken personality is now the most sought-after political pundit.
When he is not on a morning TV show, probably he is on traffic heading for a mid-morning one or an evening prime time interview. That describes the daily political itinerary of the youthful budding politician.
Bitok as is commonly known among his peers has cut a niche with his GERALD BITOK SHOW – a popular Facebook Live show where he hosts experts discussing various topics on politics, governance, entrepreneurship, agribusiness and youth empowerment. In a relatively short stint, the show has also grown to be a house hold name. Undoubtedly, he is the undisputed king of Facebook Live Interviews with his show rated more than contemporary shows in mainstream media.
Within a short span, Gerald Bitok who cut a niche discussing politics on the national stage, is now an opinion leader shaping public discourse on various issues affecting the people. Currently, he is considered the most vocal youth leader from Rift Valley advocating for youth issues in the region.
His grasp of issues coupled with unrivaled eloquence has earned him a fanatical following.
It’s not surprising that talk has been rife back at home, that he is being implored to stand for an elective parliamentary as their member of Parliament or Senator.
His story is that of a dare-devil who has dared the unthinkable. A prove of what sheer hard work, resilience, courage and determination can do. Starting at an entry employee, he rose to become a trusted Aide of Business Mogul cum Politician Zedekiah Kiprop Bundotich-BUZEKI.
Gerald Bitok is largely credited for mounting a formidable digital campaign for BUZEKI in 2017 which gave Uasin Gishu Governor Jackson Mandago a run for his money. Although they lost albeit controversially, Gerald says he lives by the mantra “If you lose, don’t lose the lesson”.
While not doing politics, Gerald is an accomplished businessman with vast interests in real estate and executive car hire services. The latter through his company Redvale Executive Ltd.
We can only speculate but the future of the 30 year old seems to be on an uninterrupted upward trajectory.