List of Uhuru, Raila Loyalists Who Have Lost Elections So Far

  • President Uhuru and ODM leader Raila.
    President Uhuru and ODM leader Raila.
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  • A number of seasoned politicians allied to President Uhuru Kenyatta and former Prime Minister, Raila Odinga, began conceding defeat in their respective races.

    Some of the politicians such as Amos Kimunya of Kipipiri hold leadership positions in the Jubilee Party (led by the Head of State) and play critical roles in the expansive Azimio la Umoja One Kenya associated with the former Prime Minister.

    Kenyans.co.ke has so far learnt that northwards of seven leaders have already conceded defeat - most of whom sought to clinch parliamentary seats in different constituencies.

    Top of the list is Kipipiri MP Amos Kimunya who conceded defeat after losing to the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) candidate and former Nyandarua Woman Representative, Wanjiku Muhia.

    Amos Kimunya.
    An image of Kipipiri MP Amos Kimunya.
    Amos Kimunya.

    "The election was historic and will hopefully offer a moment of reflection. We appreciate that life is dynamic, shaped by constantly emerging and often surprising circumstances.

    "The people made their decision, which was different from our expectations but in a democracy, the will of the people prevails," Kimunya stated.

    Kimunya was in June 2020 named the Leader of Majority in the National Assembly by President Uhuru Kenyatta, replacing Aden Duale.

    Jeremiah Kioni also conceded defeat in the Ndaragwa parliamentary seat race after losing to his competitor, George Gachagua, of the United Democratic Alliance (UDA).

    In his speech, Kioni thanked Ndaragwa residents for according him the opportunity to serve them as their Member of Parliament.

    "To the people of Ndaragwa, it has been an honor to serve you as your Member of Parliament. I accept the results with honor and contentment. Congratulations Hon George Gachagua on your election.

    "Much appreciation to my staff, the campaign team and the entire community of Ndaragwa. May the Almighty God bless the good people of Ndaragwa and may He enlarge their boundaries," the politician, who doubles as Jubilee Secretary General, stated.

    Jubilee Secretary-General Jeremiah Kioni and a section of Jubilee Party members at the party headquarters in Nairobi on Monday, March 21, 2022.j
    Jubilee Secretary-General Jeremiah Kioni and a section of Jubilee Party members at the party headquarters in Nairobi on Monday, March 21, 2022.
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    Kirinyaga County Senator, Charles Kibiru, who was seeking to unseat Governor Anne Waiguru, has already conceded defeat to the latter.

    "I take this early opportunity to accept and respect the choice of Kirinyaga voters in relation to the just concluded gubernatorial election where I was a candidate. I wish to thank all my supporters, my electoral team, friends, my running mate, Peter Ndambiri, and my family for your support during the entire electioneering period," Kibiru noted.

    Kibiru played a critical role in Jubilee Party after he was named its national government Projects Coordinator in Kirinyaga County.

    Four-time Member of Parliament, 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.

    Shaban serves as the Deputy Party Leader Outreach of the Jubilee Party.

    Undated image of Naomi Shaban while addressing people at a past event
    Undated image of Naomi Shaban while addressing people at a past event
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    Busia Governor, Sospeter Ojaamong, who had launched his bid for the Teso South parliamentary seat also conceded defeat by congratulating the winner. He vied on an ODM ticket.

    “The elections are over, but our principles will endure for generations. To my family, friends, team, and campaigners, thank you for the unwavering support during my reign and campaign period. I am inspired and humbled by your support.

    “Your time, energy, resources and prayers will not go unnoticed. It was a great honor to meet and interact with many of you. You all did your best. The work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives, and the dream shall never die. Congratulations to you all in your various victories in this election,” Ojaamong stated.

    Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga (left) and Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong
    Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga (left) and Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong.
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    Kabando wa Kabando, who is close to Raila Odinga's running mate, Martha Karua, conceded after losing in the Nyeri Senatorial race. He vied on a Narc Kenya ticket.

    "Our Nyeri First campaign is on pro-people policy issues: basic needs, basic rights. Voters have spoken. It's my turn to concede, which I do. Congrats all winners. As always, I remain actively involved in matters of public interest," he told his supporters.

    Undated Photo of Former Mukuruweini MP Kabando Wa Kabando Addressing the Press
    Undated Photo of Former Mukuruweini MP Kabando Wa Kabando Addressing the Press
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    Alfred Keter, who had served as the MP for Nandi Hills for 10 years, has lost the seat to United Democratic Alliance (UDA) candidate, Bernard Kitur.

    Kitur was officially announced as the winner by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).

    Nadi Hills MP Alfred Keter addressing the press at a past event.
    Nadi Hills MP Alfred Keter addressing the press at a past event.
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