Woman reps humiliate men MPs

Strength of a woman

Women reps Joyce Wanjala Lay (Taita Taveta), Mishi Mboko (Mombasa) and Aisha Jumwa (Kilifi).

Kilifi Woman Rep Aisha Jumwa and her Mombasa counterpart Mishi Mboko have won ODM tickets to vie for Malindi and Likoni parliamentary seats respectively.

Ms Jumwa will now fly the ODM flag for the Malindi parliamentary seat during the August elections after trouncing sitting MP Willy Mtengo.

Jumwa garnered 8,436 votes while Mtengo received 3,758 votes.

Jumwa’s supporters while celebrating the victory blamed Kilifi Governor Amason Kingi of taking sides in the primaries and called for him to step down as governor.

However, Mtengo immediately rejected the results citing irregularities in the process.

The legislator threatened to vie as an independent or join hands with Jubilee’s Phillip Charo if action is not taken to nullify the results.

He said the party was not well prepared for the nominations adding that the process was not transparent and had massive flaws.

Likoni victory

Meanwhile in Likoni, Ms Mboko emerged the winner after she garnered 5,935 votes against her rival Hamisi Domoko who managed to get 3,294 votes.

Speaking after her victory, Ms Mboko said she was honoured with the results.

"I thank God that we managed to conduct our nominations here in Likoni peacefully. I know it was not an easy journey but finally I have seen the results of my sweat," said Ms Mboko.

Her competitor Domoko, refused to accept the results saying he had learnt of rigging by his rival, Ms Mboko.

He alleged that there were plans to rig him out, hence the exercise was not fairly conducted.

"The rigging today has damaged the image of ODM Party. I will not accept these results at all because we witnessed all tactics being done to ensure I am defeated. I have 24 hours from now and I will think of going as an independent candidate because one thing I am sure about is that I must be on the ballot," he said.

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