Anne Waiguru, Ferdinand Waititu, Stephen Sang, Joyce Laboso, Gladys Sholei and Elisha Odhiambo Win in Ongoing Nominations

  • The ongoing nominations have continued to unwrap surprises with some of the top politicians suffering humiliating defeats while unexpected aspirants have gone ahead to clinch vital wins.

    In particular, the jubilee nominations which entered day three on Wednesday have produced some of the most unexpected results with political bigwigs suffering humiliating defeats.

    On Tuesday, Kiambu Governor William Kabogo caught many by surprise after seemingly conceding defeat by Kabete MP Ferdinand Waititu.

    Kabogo threw in the towel at around 9 pm after results trickling in indicating that he had garnered slightly above 2,000 votes against Waititu's 10,000 plus.

    Earlier on, the incumbent had expressed confidence of clinching an easy win which was further supported by pollsters who earlier indicated that he would emerge victorious.

    Elsewhere, former Devolution Cabinet Secretary Anne Waiguru clinched the Jubilee ticket in fashion garnering 100,632 votes with the incumbent Governor Joseph Ndathi coming a distant third with 17,085.

    Waiguru, many opine could now become one of the first female governors in the country given that a win in the Jubilee primaries has been equated to a win in the August 8 General Election due to the party's popularity in the area.

    A similar scenario was witnessed in Nandi County after one of the youngest senators, Stephen Sang, floored incumbent governor Cleophas Lagat.

    Of interest is the calibre of men the 32-year old beat including former Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Felix Koskei and seasoned politician Henry Kosgey.

    National Assembly Deputy Speaker Joyce Laboso could also break the record and be the country's first female Governor after clinching the Jubilee ticket in Bomet County.

    Laboso garnered 115,289 votes and is now set to battle it out with sitting Governor Isaac Ruto who recently joined the National Super Alliance (NASA).

    A bigger surprise was witnessed in Gem after new entrant Elisha Odhiambo floored incumbent MP Jakoyo Midiwo after garnering 10,590 votes against the lawmaker's 8,950 in the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM).

    Midiwo is ODM leader Raila Odinga's cousin and one of the vocal legislators being the Deputy Minority leader in the National Assembly.

    Former Registrar in the Judiciary Gladys Sholei could also be the next Woman Representative for Uasin Gishu County after taking a huge lead in the ongoing tallying.

    According to preliminary results, Ms Sholei who was ousted on allegations of corruption has so far garnered close to 30,000 votes.