Deported opposition activist Miguna Miguna has reacted to the news of the humiliating defeat suffered by ODM in yesterday’s by-elections in Ugenya and Embakasi South constituencies, going on a rampage.
Miguna Miguna goes on the rampage following 2 humiliating defeats suffered by ODM
Miguna on ODM's humiliating defeat in 2 by-elections
Taking to Twitter, Miguna went on the rampage, celebrating the embarrassment suffered by Raila Odinga in Ugenya where David Ochieng of Movement for Democracy and Growth (MDG) trounced ODM’s Chris Karan.
Campaigning for the ODM candidate, Raila had pleaded with electorates in Ugenya not to embarrass him but this did not turn out to be the case, with ODM suffering humiliating defeat.
In a series of tweets, Miguna tore into opposition chief Raila Odinga, celebrating victory and hailing it as a turning point in Kenya’s politics and an end to political conmanship.
“On March 3, 2019, @RailaOdinga pleaded with the people of Ugenya not to embarrass him by electing David Ochieng as their MP. HE campaigned for the local thug and forger, Karan. Thank you the Patriots of Ugenya for EMBARASSING the PEOPLE'S CON-MAN.”
“Let me congratulate David Ochieng' for winning the Ugenya seat against @RailaOdinga and Mwathe for his victory in Embakasi South where @RailaOdinga had camped for days. Kenyans are alert and marching on against despots and all their collaborators. #SayNoToDespotism.
On March 3, 2019, I published this Tweet on David Ochieng', the fearless freedom fighter. Ugenya People have demonstrated that empty propaganda being peddled by the compromised githeri media has been rejected by Kenyans. Let the revolution roll.” Miguna added.
Defeats in Embakasi South and Ugenya
In Embakasi South, Julius Mawathe of Wiper Party was declared the winner of the Embakasi South parliamentary by-election.
IEBC Returning Officer Abdullahi Ahmed made the announcement on Saturday morning, bringing an end to the exercise that saw ODM and Wiper party under the NASA coalition embroiled in a bitter rivalry.
Mawathe floored his closest rival –ODM’s Irshard Sumra by 13,640 votes.
Reports indicate that Mawathe garnered 21,628 votes while Irshad Sumra got a paltry 7,988 votes.
In Ugenya, a similar fate awaited ODM with Movement for Democracy and Growth (MDG) Party’s David Ochieng flooring ODM’s Christopher Karan despite spirited campaigns led by former Prime Minister Raila Odinga in support of the ODM candidate.
Ochieng overcame stiff competition from ODM’s Christopher Karan who was backed by veteran politician and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga.
The closely fought contest saw Ochieng garner 18,730 votes with Karan coming in second with 14,507 votes.
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