According to IEBC at a total of 6,783 votes were cast representing 60.33 percent voter turnout.
“A total of 6,783 votes were cast representing 60.33 percent voter turnout. Valid votes were 6,735 while rejected votes were 48. The Commission would like to thank our voters and stakeholders for their participation and support #October14thByelections” shared IEBC.
In a tweet, Makueni County Governor Kivutha Kibwana congratulated Maneno for winning the hotly contested by-election.
“I congratulate the People of Nguu/Masumba Ward for their determination to uphold democracy. They have spoken loud and clear in electing Timothy Maneno. I thank all the gallant leader-volunteers who supported The Independent candidate. We have opened a new chapter in our politics” reads the tweet for Governor Kibwana.
Deputy President William Ruto also took to social media to congratulate the UDA candidate for emerging number two in the tight race.
“Congratulations Hon. Daniel Musau of the @UDAKenya
for the sterling performance at the just concluded Nguu/Masumba Ward by-election. Coming second in the tight race is a demonstration that we are breaking tribal barriers and establishing a new culture of issues-based politics” reads DP Ruto tweet.