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Nyando MP Jared Okello retains seat

Nyando Member of Parliament (MP) Jared Okello has retained his seat after defeating eight other contenders in the race.

Morris Simiyu, the Nyando Constituency Returning Officer declared Okello the winner with less than 50 polling stations out of the 166 yet to be tallied.

Simiyu said the remaining polling stations were unlikely to affect the final tally since the MP was leading with a huge margin.

According to the provisional results released by the RO at Ahero Multipurpose Hall tallying center, Okello who was defending the seat on an Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party ticket led with 45,000 votes against the closest challenger with 4,000.

“Nyando has a total of 71,680 registered voters. Out of the total votes tallied it is therefore unlikely that the remaining polling stations will affect the final tally,” he said.

The other contenders included Jared Sala (DAP), Thomas Ouya (Independent) Samuel Ojunga (Independent), Dixon Okech (LDP), Willis Orowe (MDG), Patrick Odeny (UDA), Christine Otieno (Jubilee) and Charles Opiyo (independent).

 In his acceptance speech, Okello thanked the people of Nyando for expressing confidence in him, promising to deliver on his campaign pledges. The electioneering period, he said, was not easy but thanked his family and supporters for standing with him.

Source:KNA

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