A number of seasoned politicians have lost in the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) nominations that were conducted on Thursday, April 14.
Even as the party continues with the tallying of results from other areas, a number of big names that graced Deputy President William Ruto's events have been floored in the nominations.
Among vocal politicians who have lost in the UDA party primaries is Laikipia Woman Representative, Cate Waruguru. The outspoken Legislator was seeking UDA's ticket in the Laikipia East parliamentary race.
Waruguru, a close ally of the DP, was defeated by the incumbent MP, Mohammed Amin Deddy, who garnered 12,743 votes against Waruguru's 5,595 votes. Former MP Anthony Mutahi came third with 2,701 votes.
Naivasha Member of Parliament, Jayne Kihara, was also trounced by her predecessor John Kihagi. The lawmaker managed 9,991 votes against Kihagi’s 10,394 votes.
Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen's aide, Adams Kipsanai, also defeated two-time Keiyo North MP, James Murgor, to bag the UDA party ticket.
Keiyo South MP, Daniel Rono, also lost in the UDA primaries.
Igembe South Member of Parliament, John Paul Mwirigi, was given a direct UDA ticket after the party reached a consensus amongst the contestants.
National Assembly Deputy Speaker, Moses Cheboi, lost in the Kuresoi North UDA party primaries to Sirikwa Member of County Assembly (MCA), Alfred Mutai.
Paul Pyego alias Polo defeated Chesumei MP, Wilson Kogo, after garnering 21,370 votes against the incumbent's 12,980.
Kuresoi South MP, Joseph Tonui, won the nominations after beating five other contestants.
Tonui garnered 14,181 votes, trouncing, among others, his close competitor and former MP Zakayo Cheruiyot, who received 7,251.
Emurua Dikirr MP, Johana Ngeno, won the primaries after garnering 14,381 votes against David Keter's 8,943.