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UDA candidate takes the Kiambaa Parliamentary seat

KNA  There was pomp and celebration in parts of Karuri town after the United Democratic Alliance(UDA) candidate Njuguna Wanjiku clinched the seat in the hotly contested Kiambaa Parliamentary by-elections garnering 21773 votes.

 

            

Out of the votes cast, Jubilee Party aspirant Kariri Njama garnered 21263 votes coming in a close second in the seemingly high-stakes battle for votes. 

            

The by-election attracted 8 aspirants with Evans Gichia coming in at a distant third with 80 votes followed by Richard Njoroge and Isaac Karomo with 65 and 47 votes respectively.

            

David Mugo garnered 33 votes followed by Willie Mbugua with 22 votes and Lucy Wanjiku who got 10 votes.  Wanjiku, speaking after the announcement, thanked the people of Kiambaa for their votes.

 

             

“I want to thank the voters of Kiambaa for their votes and the opportunity to serve them as their Member of Parliament for the next one year,” he said.

            

He also took the occasion to thank the Jubilee Party and Members of Parliament who accompanied him on the campaign trail for their support.  “It has been a tough journey but finally, God has granted us victory,” he said.

            

The just-concluded by-elections have attracted national interest following after the Jubilee and UDA parties appeared to spare no effort in a bid to clinch the seat.

 

           

The seat fell vacant following the death of the then legislator Paul Koinange due to Covid-19 related complications.

            

It has been widely believed that the outcome of this exercise will become an indicator of what will happen in the upcoming 2022 general elections. 

            

Pundits also argue that this is the opportunity for UDA to test its mettle after breaking away from Jubilee.

           

At the time when results from all 154 polling stations had submitted their results, the voter turnout stood at 45.51% in the constituency with approximately 96,000 voters.

 

            

Out of the 43,700 votes cast, 43293 were valid while 407 were rejected according to IEBC.

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