Governors Who Have Won Second Terms so Far [LIST]

  • IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati addressing the press at the Bomas of Kenya on Monday, August 8, 2022.jpg
    IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati addressing the press at the Bomas of Kenya on Monday, August 8, 2022.
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  • As Kenyans anxiously wait for the presidential results of the 2022 General Election, Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) officials have been declaring winners of the various elective categories.

    It is no secret now that some counties will have the same faces as governors for another five years.

    Several governors in the Jubilee administration successfully defended their seats while others were sent packing by the electorate.

    Kenyans.co.ke details the governors who will serve for a second term.

    Kisumu Governor Anyang' Nyong'o addresses the media from his office on May 22, 2019.
    Kisumu Governor Anyang' Nyong'o addresses the media from his office on May 22, 2019.
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    Peter Anyang' Nyong'o

    Kisumu governor, Anyang' Nyong'o, successfully defended his seat after garnering 319,957 votes in one of the biggest wins. Nyong'o edged out his closest rival and predecessor, Jack Ranguma, who amassed 100,600 votes.

    Nyong'o was elected in 2017 as Kisumu governor on an Orange Democratic Party (ODM) ticket. On the other hand, Ranguma served as the county's first governor as was also elected on ODM ticket in 2013.

    Others in the Kisumu gubernatorial race were Beryl Meso who got 3,383 votes and Erick Otieno who got 2,705 votes.

    Stephen Sang

    In Nandi County, Stephen Sang was voted in for a second term after garnering 237,045 votes while his closest competitor, Cleophas Lagat, got 55,375 votes.

    Sang was elected on a United Democratic Alliance (UDA) while his opponent ran as an independent. Both leaders sought UDA ticket in the nominations.

    Lagat, who had served as the Nandi governor from 2013 to 2017, was seeking to regain his seat after five years in the cold.

    Amos Nyaribo

    Nyaribo has served as the second governor of Nyamira county and has retained his seat to serve for a second term. 

    The Legislator garnered 82,090 votes, defeating his closest opponent, Walter Nyambati, who got 49,281 votes.

    He is a member of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) party while Nyambati is a member of the United Democratic Alliance (UDA).

    Joseph Ole Lenku

    Joseph Ole Lenku of the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party has retained his seat as Kajiado governor after defeating Katoo Metito of the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party.

    The former Interior and Coordination Cabinet Secretary garnered 117,600 votes while Metito got 111,725 votes.

    Anne Waiguru
    Anne Mumbi Waiguru has retained her seat after being declared governor-elect in Kirinyaga county. Waiguru of UDA got 113,088 votes against her rival Purity Wangui Ngirici an independent candidate who got 105,677 votes. 

    After the tightly contested gubernatorial race, Waiguru will serve her second term in office.

    Wilber Ottichilo

    In Vihiga county, Wilber Ottichilo defeated Moses Akaranga to retain his seat. Ottichilo got 82,313 votes while Akaranga got 42,432 votes.

    Ottichilo vied on an ODM party ticket while Akaranga was a Progressive Party of Kenya (PPK) candidate. He has joined the list of governor-elects.

    Muthomi Njuki

    In Tharaka Nithi county, Muthomi Njuki of UDA was declared governor-elect after garnering 91,151, votes beating his closest opponent Erastus Njoka of Jubilee Party who got 58,152 votes.

    Hillary Barchok

    From Bomet county, Barchok retained his seat as governor and beat seasoned politicians including the county's first governor, Isaac Ruto

    Barchok of UDA garnered 158, 798 votes while Ruto of Chama Cha Mashinani (CCM) got 137,323 votes.

    Barchok was the deputy governor and was sworn in as governor after the demise of Joyce Laboso in 2019.

    Governor Hillary Barchok during the launch of a project in Bomet County on October 29, 2021.
    Governor Hillary Barchok during the launch of a project in Bomet County on October 29, 2021.
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