ODM biggest winner as it clinches 3 out of 4 county assembly seats

ODM emerged as the biggest winner during Wednesday’s county assembly elections held across the country.

 

The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) emerged as the biggest winner during Wednesday’s county assembly elections held across the country.

ODM scooped assembly seats in Turkana, Kisii and Kajiado counties as the recently formed Jubilee Party won the only other ward seat in Tana River County.

Narrow win

The most tightly contested elections were in Mosiro ward, Kajiado where ODM’s Peter Ntimoye Kuseyo garnered 1079 votes against 1046 votes of Jubilee’s Jonathan Koilekan across seven stations with an impressive turnout of 91 per cent.

In Kisii, ODM’s Naftal Onkoba is the new Nyacheki MCA after he garnered 2,216 votes against his closet rival, Maxwell Magoma of Jubilee Party who managed 1,173 votes.

Caleb Onguti of Kenya National Congress (KNC) came third with 979 votes, while Isaac Areba of Wiper had 17.

A total of 6,738 votes were cast representing a 62 percent voter turnout.

Turkana votes

ODM also won the Kalokol ward in Turkana County, where its candidate Josephat Ekeno beat Jubilee’s Nangiro Ekai with 1715 votes to 1336 votes respectively.

The win represented 53.16 percent of total votes cast across 21 polling stations compared to Jubilee’s 41.41 per cent.

Ekeno’s two children were shot on Tuesday night when goons attacked his home.

One of the children was rushed to Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital in Eldoret where she is undergoing specialised treatment.

Jubilee’s only victory of the day came in Sala ward, Tana River County, where Fauzia Sadik emerged the winner with 1,184 votes against his closest rival Safina’s Ibrahim Ware who managed 210 votes.

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