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  • Kipkalya Kiprono Kones was a Kenyan politician who served as a minister during the 1990s and was briefly Minister of Roads in 2008. He was a member of the National Assembly of Kenya from 1988 to 2008. He first attempted to win a parliamentary seat at the 1983 elections, but was beaten by Isaac Kipkorir Salat. Following the death of Salat in 1988, Kones won the seat from Bomet Constituency at by-elections as part of the Kenya African National Union in 1988 and then was appointed as Assistant Minister of Agriculture by President Daniel arap Moi. He was re-elected in the 1992 election and was appointed by Moi as a Minister of State in the Office of the President. In the 1997 election he was again re-elected, and Moi appointed him as Minister for Public Works and Housing; he was subsequently moved to the posts of Minister for Research, Science and Technology and Minister for Vocational Training. Before the 2002 election, he fell out with president Moi and joined the Muungano wa Mageuzi movement led by James Orengo.

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