The gubernatorial and senatorial results for the Tuesday August 9 general elections have started streaming in. Currently, most if not all Kenyans, are aware of their next MPs, MCAs and women reps with the final presidential results still pending.
A number of Promising Kenya Kwanza leaders have however lost in the governor races and here are some of them.
Kiminini MP Chris Wamalwa of Ford Kenya lost to former County Commissioner George Natembeya of DAP-K in the Trans Nzoia race. Wamalwa has since conceded defeat and wished his opponent well. He thanked the people of Kiminini for the chance they gave him to serve them as their MP.
“I congratulate my Brother George Natembeya @Natembeya_Gon his victory. I wish him well. Blessed evening,” he said in a tweet.
Nambale MP John Bunyasi of ANC also lost the Busia gubernatorial race to ODM’s Paul Otuoma. Bunyasi has however rejected the results saying that he will petition them because a number of constituencies witnessed some election malpractices.
In Vihiga gubernatorial race, ANC candidate Alfred Agoi was floored by the incumbent Wilber Ottichillo who vied on an ODM ticket.
Johnson Muthama, who is the UDA chairman, has also been floored in the Machakos gubernatorial race. Wavinya Ndeti of the Wiper party emerged victorious in the race.
Outgoing Meru senator Mithika Linturi was not successful in his Meru gubernatorial bid. Mithika vied on a UDA ticket but was floored by Kawira Mwangaza who vied on an Independent ticket. Mwangaza also defeated the incumbent Kiraitu Murungi who sought to defend his ticket under his DEP party. Mwangaza garnered 209,148 votes while Linturi got 183,859.
Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa who was eyeing the Kilifi gubernatorial seat lost to ODM’s Gideon Mung’aro. Jumwa came second with 65,893 votes. Munga’aro won with 147,773 votes.
UDA candidate in Homa Bay gubernatorial race Mark Rabudi came last with 1,244 votes. Gladys Wanga emerged victorious in the race by garnering 244,059 votes. Former Nairobi governor Evans Kidero, who vied on an Independent ticket came second with 152,182 votes.
UDA’s Rebecca Maria lost the Migori gubernatorial seat by garnering 6,563 votes. Ochillo Ayacko won the race.
Moses Kuria, who vied for the Kiambu gubernatorial seat under his Chama Cha Kazi party lost to Kimani Wamatangi of UDA and has since resigned from politics