Former Kakamega senator Cleophas Malala has broken his silence after suffering a great loss in the Kakamega gubernatorial race.
Malala lost to former KETRACO managing director Fernandes Barasa who won with 192,929 votes. Malala came second with 159, 508 votes.
In a statement on his social media channels, Malala conceded defeat and went ahead to congratulate Barasa for his excellent performance.
“Today, alongside my Deputy, Dr. Beatrice Inyangala, Hon. Benjamin Washiali and my wife, Mrs. Carolyne Malalah, we wish to thank the residents of Kakamega county for believing in our leadership and voting resoundingly for brand Cleo Malalah. I congratulate the governor elect, Hon. FCPA. Fernandes Barasa and his team for their win,” he said.
He also noted that Barasa’s win was undisputable since IEBC had conducted the elections in a free and fair manner.
“It is deserved and undisputable. I am ready to offer any part of my manifesto that they may find suitable in their new government for the progress of Kakamega. I also laud IEBC for conducting free, fair, credible and verifiable elections.
“Not all losses are losses, some are lessons. Time is high for Kakamega County residents, regardless of their political side, to rally behind the Governor for the county to realize her full socio economic potential.” We live to fight another day,” Malala said in his statement.
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