Fatuma beat her closest rival Ghati Denittah of ODM by 154,538 votes to 117,591 votes and will be taking over from incumbent Pamela Awour Ochieng.
Politician who sold Sh25M house to vie for Woman Rep seat wins
The IEBC has declared independent candidate Fatuma Mohammed as the winner of the Migori Women Rep elections.
Earlier this year during the nominations, the Woman Rep-elect had decried that the ODM officials in Migori County rigged her out of the primaries.
Speaking to the media, the politician said that this was the third time ODM was denying her victory after siding with the current woman rep Pamela Odhiambo in 2017.
“She was a woman rep in 2013, she did not win. It was negotiated and they took my victory and gave it to Ghati. In 2017 I won by a landslide but they took my victory and gave it to Pamela Odhiambo the current woman rep.
“Baba came to Kuria and negotiated with the Kuria community and he told them that Ghati was not a strong candidate but I will nominate her so that the community can feel included in the government. He came a second time and promised again during the burial of the late William Machage,” the disgruntled aspirant said.
Ms Mohammed added that she had tried contacting the ODM National Elections board but it was not helpful.
“I have been very fair to the party, they do wrong to me I kneel down and say its okay Baba but why me? Why me? I am spending millions. I sold my house worth Sh25 million to prove that I want to be the Woman Rep for Migori County,” she lamented.
She accused the party of favouring her competitor who is also a former women rep who served from 2013 to 2017.
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