The nature had ruled that he would be a village primary teacher, but Dr. Christopher Langat who is now Bomet Senator defied the ruling and fought the odds of life for many years to earn a name and be where he is today.
Many of his Kigari Teachers Training College class mates and colleague primary teachers who advised him to invest his money income generating projects instead of wasting them on school fee do not believe that he had made it.
Records seen by the Famous South Rift shows that since he started his Primary Education at Sambret Primary School in 1977, he never stayed out of school even for one year until he earned his PhD in 2013.
Langat who holds Doctor of Philosophy in Education(Eng Language Education) from Moi University, after clearing his O-Level in Town High School and A-Level at Menengai High school Nakuru, he joined Kigari Teachers Training College for P1 between 1990- 1992 where he graduated with a distinction.
Many see him more as an inspiration than a leader “I have known Langat since he was a P1 teacher. He is unrelenting person who always set his eyes on a higher goal. We are really privileged to have him as a motivation for us and our kids” Jonathan Mutai said
Langat worked both as Primary teacher, Africa Gospel Church (AGC) preacher, Secondary teacher, motivational speaker and a don at Moi University where he served until his election in 2017.
While yearning for the best and determined to climb ladders of life to a humanly possible level, has proven that situations are not permanent in life and the only way of adding value to a life is going to school.
While serving as a P1 teacher, the God-fearing man enrolled for a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology at Daystar University where he graduated in 1997.
Agitating to broaden his knowledge, in 2002 he went to University of Nairobi for Bachelors of Education arts (English Literature).
In 2008, he enrolled for a Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Development at Moi University before he did his Master of Philosophy in Curriculum in 2006 and graduated in 2009 and in the subsequent year registered for PhD in English Language Education and graduated in 2013.
At the senate, Langat is outspoken championing for the interest of the people of Bomet.