Kenya’s ruling party, Jubilee, has clinched the Muguga ward seat in a hotly contested mini-poll, announced the country’s electoral agency, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).
The party’s candidate grabbed the seat with 4,089 votes against Peter Kamau of UDA, who garnered 4062 votes.
Moses Gichau of the Thirdway Alliance candidate emerged third with 49 votes, and People’s Party of Kenya’s (PPK) Peter Njoroge came last with 32 votes.
Less than 50 percent of electorates cast their votes, said the IEBC. Out of 8342 votes cast, only 110 were rejected.
Elsewhere, tallying process at the Kiambaa constituency was halted on Friday morning after the Jubilee candidate Kariri Njama alleged irregularity.
Karima and his supporters stormed the tallying centre demanding a recount of votes in two polling stations.
By the time of Suspension, the UDA’s candidate John Wanjiku was ahead with 21,301 votes and Kariri 21,057. Votes from two polling stations out of 154 had not been counted.©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.