The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) retained the Malindi Parliamentary seat following the election of newcomer Amina Laura Mnyazi on the party’s ticket.
Mnyazi polled 21,634 votes against one-time Member of Parliament Willy Baraka Mtengo of the Pamoja African Alliance, who garnered 9,437 votes and the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) Daniel Chai Chiriba, who got 7,221 votes.
Mr. Kingi Nyule of Safina Party received 1,782 votes while Kalama Kennedy Kaingu (Independent) got 900 votes. Others were ANC’s Peter Ponda Kadzeha (505) votes, Otara Richard Ondara (312) and Taura Bernard Kaingu (105).
The results were announced by Constituency Returning Officer Mwanajuma Ali, who also issued Mnyazi with a certificate and declared her the winner of the hotly contested race.
The party also won four out of the five ward seats in the constituency where it was facing an onslaught from the Pamoja African Alliance (PAA) that is led by outgoing Kilifi Governor Amason Jeffa Kingi.
The Malindi Parliamentary seat is being held by Ms Aisha Jumwa Karisa Katana, who contested for the Kilifi gubernatorial position on a UDA ticket.
Jumwa lost to former Chief Administrative Secretary Gideon Mungáro, who is also a former MP of the area.
PAA has however managed to secure the Ganze Parliamentary seat where former Chief Officer Kenneth Kazungu Tungule beat Kilifi ODM Chairman Teddy Mwambire, and the Rabai Parliamentary Seat which has been taken by Kenga Mupe, who trounced Mdigo Kamoti, brother to the late William Kamoti.
In a series of tweets, Governor Kingi said he was happy with the party’s performance, having secured a Parliamentary seat in Kwale and five MCAs in Taita Taveta County.