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Shock for Nkedianye as Lenku beats him in tight governor race

Governor David Nkedianye is among other opposition casualties in 2017 gubernatorial elections after Joseph Lenku of Jubilee showed him the door.

In gubernatorial provisional results announced early Wednesday  incumbent  Nkedianye (ODM) appeared to be going home as Lenku led with 150, 966 votes against his 124, 763 votes.

Daniel Nina of Party of National Unity remained contend with 3, 476 vote in third place.

Nkedianye, who has been winning in the various mock polls prior to the general elections, could not believe the results as Lenku went on bashing him across all the five constituencies.

As we filed this story on Wednesday morning Lenku had given Nkedianye a wide margin as he swam to victory.

The hotly contested election in the county also saw Philip Mpayeei of JP give Daniel Tinaayi of ODM a big margin in the Senate race.

Tinaayi, who has also been ahead of Mpayeei in Infotrak and Ipsos polls for the last three months, received the disappointing results with shock.

Provisional results that were still streaming in from all the constituencies indicated Mpayeei was leading with 148, 039 votes against Tinaayi’s 117,599 votes.

Jason Parantai of Wiper party was third with 8, 333 votes ahead of the fourth candidate, Paul Paitah (4, 093).

In the County Woman MP race, Janet Teyiaa of JP was leading with 159, 941 votes against her closest rival, Esther Somoire of ODM (89, 147) and Simayiai Rakita of Wiper party (16, 354).

In the MCA race, some of the big losers included; Samuel Kipaika of JP who lost to little known Daniel Naikuni of ODM in Purko Ward.

MCA Joseph Mutunkei of JP was trounced by Samuel Teum of Wiper party as another Wiper candidate, Amos Peshut, stole the show in Imaroro ward to send home Timothy Sayiore of JP.

Matapato North MCA Lesalaon Seki of JP lost to little known Dickson Nkaloyo of ODM as Justus Ngossor of JP fought to retain his seat in Ewuaso Kedong.

In Kaputiei North Ward the incumbent David Nkirrimpai of JP was cut to size by Joshua Olowuasa of Wiper in a hotly contested election.

In Mosiro Ward, Peter Tirishe of ODM retained his seat that he had won in the October, 2016 by-election.

Moses Saoyo is the new of JP is the new Keek-Onyokie ward MCA after winning against his opponents with 15, 971votes.

In Iloodokilani Ward, Jackson Mpaada of JP the incumbent, John Matinta, who joined other one-term MCAs in the concluded elections.

A new contender in Magadi Ward MCA race, Joseph Masiaya of JP trounced the incumbent Peter Pariken of ODM.

A former teacher, Francis Kaesha of ODM won the Oloosirkon/Sholinke Ward after the incumbent, Daniel Kanchori, fell out in party nominations in May.

James Ntaati of JP garnered 4519 votes against closest rival, John Loisa’s 4020 of ODM,to win the seat for a second term.

In Matapato South, David Mutunkei of ODM was still leading in the provisional results with 980 votes against his closest opponent, Simon Ntasikoi (941) and the incumbent, Hosea Toshi’s 815 votes.

In the parliamentary, George Sunkuyia (JP) was leading in Kajiado West, as Elijah Memusi of ODM took an early lead in Kajiado Central with Katoo ole Metito was headed to clinch his seat in Kajiado South.

Joseph Manje of JP in Kajiado North was far ahead of other contenders and was destined to reclaim his seat by the end of tallying.

MP Peris Tobiko (JP) was ahead of his close contender, Kakuta Maimai of ODM in Kajiado East.



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