List of Azimio, Kenya Kwanza Principals Who Won & Lost Elections

  • KANU Chairman Gideon Moi (left) and outgoing Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria.
    KANU Chairman Gideon Moi (left) and outgoing Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria.
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  • Some of the results of principals from both Kenya Kwanza and Azimio who opted to contest for elective seats (other than the Presidency), have been finalised.

    A total of six principals (four from Kenya Kwanza and two in Azimio la Umoja) launched their bids to seize Gubernatorial, Senatorial as well as Parliamentary seats across the County.

    The principals were Moses Wetangula (Bungoma Senate race), Mwangi Kiunjuri (Laikipia East MP) and Moses Kuria (Kiambu Gubernatorial).

    In Azimio la Umoja One Kenya, Gideon Moi announced bid to defend his Baringo Senatorial seat while Wafula Wamunyinyi sought to defend the Kanduyi Parliamentary seat.

    DP William Ruto and Ford Kenya party leader, Moses Wetangula during a church service in Vihiga County on Sunday, February 6, 2022.
    DP William Ruto and Ford Kenya party leader, Moses Wetangula during a church service in Vihiga County on Sunday, February 6, 2022.
    DP Ruto

    Winners

    Moses Wetangula

    From the list, only two, Wetangula and Kiunjuri, emerged victorious in their conquests with the former retaining his seat while the latter making a comeback to the National Assembly.

    Wetangula, who is the leader of Ford-Kenya and a founding member of Kenya Kwanza, retained his seat in a landslide victory after garnering 286,143 votes.

    The party also won a majority of Parliamentary seats in Bungoma County.

    Mwangi Kiunjuri

    Kiunjuri, on the other hand, noted that he was ready to work with any Presidential winner after he emerged victorious in the Laikipia East parliamentary seat.

    "Let us work together and wait for the presidential results. Whoever wins, we will support them. We need peace as a country because it is the most important thing. It is not about who is elected, it is about the people of Kenya," he remarked. He garnered 30,057 votes.

    TSP leader Mwangi Kiunjuri during a Kenya Kwanza campaign in Tharaka on June 10, 2022..jpg
    TSP leader Mwangi Kiunjuri during a Kenya Kwanza campaign in Tharaka on June 10, 2022.
    Mwangi Kiunjuri

    Losers

    Moses Kuria

    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.

    Kuria was contesting for the seat against William Kabogo of Tujibebe Party which is also part of Kenya Kwanza Alliance, and Kimani Wamatangi of UDA. The official results for Kiambu Gubernatorial race are yet to be announced.

    Gideon Moi

    KANU Chairman Gideon Moi was also floored after he failed to defend the Baringo Senatorial race after getting only 71,480 votes.

    He lost the race to William Cheptumo of United Democratic Alliance (UDA) who garnered 141,777 votes. Cheptumo was fronted by Deputy President William Ruto who promised a bruising battle to unseat Moi.

    Wafula Wamunyinyi

    Wafula Wamunyinyi, the head of Democratic Action Party of Kenya (DAP-K) Party, lost his bid to clinch the Kanduyi Parliamentary Seat.

    He lost the race to Ford Kenya’s John Makali. The latter garnered 32,099 votes against Wamunyinyi’s 20,240 votes.

    DAP-K is part of the Azimio la Umoja movement.

    DAP-K party leader Wafula Wamunyinyi on a campaign trail in Bungoma County
    DAP-K party leader Wafula Wamunyinyi on a campaign trail in Bungoma County