President Uhuru Kenyatta has suffered yet another massive blow after the Jubilee party lost in another by-election.
The United Democratic Alliance (UDA) candidate John Njuguna Wanjiku has beaten Jubilee’s Kariri Njama in the just concluded Kiambaa by-election.
Mr Njuguna garnered 21,773 votes, whereas his closest opponent got 21 263.
The seat attracted eight candidates, but it was narrowed down to a two-race horse.
Other candidates include Evans Wainaina of the People’s Party of Kenya, Kamau Willie Mbugua, an independent candidate; Muchugi Isaac Karomo of the Federal Party of Kenya; Munyinyi David Mugo, an independent candidate; Muthaka Lucy Wanjiru of PNU and Richard Njoroge of The New Democrats.
Out of 96,020 registered voters, only 43,700 cast their votes during the mini-polls.
The tallying process was halted in the morning after Kariri Njama, and his supporters stormed the tallying centre alleging electoral malpractices. They demanded a recount of votes in the two polling stations.
Njuguna expressed his gratitude to the people of Kiambaa for electing him to be their MP. He will be in the office for one year before the next general polls slated for August 9, 2022.
“It has been a journey and I want to thank the Kiambaa people for entrusting me with their votes and for giving me an opportunity to serve them for the next one year,” said Njuguna.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.