Political Bigwigs Who Have Lost Election [LIST]

  • A collage of Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria and Taita Taveta counterpart Naomi Shaban. .jpg
    A collage of Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria and Taita Taveta counterpart Naomi Shaban.
  • Update: Wednesday, August 10, 12 p.m: UDA candidate Nixon Korir on Wednesday, August 10, conceded defeat to Azimio candidate Felix Odiwiour alias Jalang'o in the Lang'ata parliamentary contest.

    In a statement issued on his official social media account, he noted that based on the results from his tallying centre, Jalang'o was leading in the constituency.

    "From the results that we've tallied at the Generali centre, my competitor Jalango has a lead and I want to congratulate him as he prepares to take the mantle and move Langata forward," he stated.

    Provisional results of the 2022 General Election began streaming from polling stations across the country.

    While the outcome of the presidential poll remains a priority, some of the candidates of the other elective seats have already bowed out as early as Tuesday, August 9.

    Kenyans.co.ke looks at some of the political bigwigs who have already conceded defeat.

    Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria
    Gatundu South MP, Moses Kuria.
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    Outgoing Gatundu South Member of Parliament Moses Kuria declared that he had bowed out of elective politics. The Chama Cha Kazi party leader stated that he would revert to being an ordinary citizen.

    "I enjoyed every minute of my 8 years in elective politics. Back to the private sector. Happily," he stated.

    His Gatundu North counterpart Wanjiku wa Kibe admitted that it would be nearly impossible for her to defend her seat. She thanked the electorate for trusting her with leadership during her term in office.

    "We may not have been able to do everything but no doubt we gave our best to ensure the transformation of our great constituency. May God bless you and I will always remain indebted to you," Kibe stated. 

    Prominent city lawyer Cliff Ombeta also bowed out from the Bonchari parliamentary race in his first stab at elective politics. He, however, hinted that he would be in the race in future polls.

    "Bonchari had a different vision from mine. Grateful for the run and the experience, perhaps next time we may have the same view," he stated.

    Four-time MP Naomi Shaban conceded her first ever election loss in the Taita Taveta constituency race in 20 years. She made the announcement in a WhatsApp Group belonging to her supporters.

    She congratulated her opponent and Wiper Party candidate Bwire Okano for his victory. The MP, who took over from DP William Ruto's ally Basil Criticos, also thanked the electorate for entrusting her with leadership.

    "Good people, there is time for everything. Well done team Bwire.Thank you for giving me a chance to serve you for 20 years. My young brother Okano, I congratulate you," Shaban wrote.

    UDA candidate for Embakasi West constituency George Theuri made an early admission of defeat to rival Mark Mureithi Mwenje of the Azimio coalition party.

    Undated image of Naomi Shaban while addressing people at a past event
    Naomi Shaban addressing people