Jubilee, UDA Bag Victories in Opponent's Strongholds

  • Aspirants at the Hustler Center, the UDA headquarters on Wednesday, March 09.
    Aspirants at the Hustler Center, the UDA headquarters on Wednesday, March 09.
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  • United Democratic Alliance (UDA) has bagged two parliamentary seats in Ukambani after Vincent Musyoka of Mwala and Nimrod Mbae of Kitui West were declared MPs-elect.

    Musyoka trounced Kilei Mutinda of the Wiper Party to emerge victorious in the August 9 polls.

    With his win, Musyoka secures the seat for the second time while supporting a different camp other than that of Wiper leader, Kalonzo Musyoka.

    An image of Vincent Musyoka receiving his clearance certificate from IEBC.
    An image of Vincent Musyoka receiving his clearance certificate from IEBC.
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    Mbae, on the other hand, won the race in what has been predominantly Kalonzo's stronghold.

    In 2017, Musyoka secured the Mwala seat through Maendeleo Chap Chap party which was supporting President Uhuru Kenyatta's presidential bid.

    At the time, Wiper was supporting the candidature of former Prime Minister Raila Odinga under the NASA coalition.

    Musyoka and Mbae are the only Ruto allies to survive the Azimio la Umoja wave in Lower Eastern. His counterpart, Victor Munyaka, lost in the Machakos Town seat to Caleb Mule of Maendeleo Chap Chap.

    Equally in Mount Kenya, Dan Kiili of the Jubilee Party secured Uhuru's party first win after he was declared MP-elect for Igembe Central.

    The Mount Kenya region has been dominated by the UDA party with Ruto's faction clinching the majority of the seats in the region.

    Some of the seats that UDA has clinched in Meru county include John Mwirigi - Igembe South and Moses Kirima - Imenti Central.

    In the Rift Valley, Jubilee clinched a surprise seat after Irene Njoki was declared the MP- elect for Bahati constituency after defeating Kimani Ngunjiri of UDA.

    Njoki garnered 34,308 votes against Ngunjiri's 26,809 votes.

    “As I humbly accept the role given unto to me by the residents of Bahati, I promise to work with my competitors for the betterment of the area,” Njoki stated in her acceptance speech.

    United Democratic Alliance (UDA) Party candidate Kimani Ngunjiri and Jubilee's candidate Irene Njoki.
    United Democratic Alliance (UDA) Party candidate Kimani Ngunjiri and Jubilee's candidate Irene Njoki.
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