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Lenku declared winner in Kajiado governor race

Kajiado senator elect Samuel Seki receives an election certificate from Festus Muchege of IEBC on Saturday morning.
Kajiado News Update

Kajiado News Update

We are bold in presenting our news as we move to all Maa counties across the country.

The IEBC on Saturday morning declared ODM’s Joseph Lenku Kajiado governor-elect after garnering 117,600 votes in the just-concluded general election.

The out-going Kajiado South MP Katoo ole Metito (UDA) came a close second with 111,725 votes, with former governor David Nkedianye (Jubilee) garnering 75,337 votes.

Ambrose Kago (Independent) received 2,661 votes in the hotly contested seat that was alleged to have been marred by massive rigging claims. Both Metito and Nkedianye declined to concede defeat.

Kajiado governor elect Joseph Lenku receiving his election certificate from Festus Muchege of IEBC on Saturday morning.
Kajiado governor-elect Joseph Lenku received his election certificate from Festus Muchege of IEBC on Saturday morning.

In the senatorial race, Samuel Seki (UDA) garnered 125,696 ahead of Judith Pareno (ODM) who managed 99,943 votes as Moses Sakuda of Jubilee received 56,380 votes.

Gideon Toimasi (Wiper) received 8,821 ahead of Sonia Gitau (Usawa Party) who received 8,267 and Simon Nkeri (TSP) received 7,474.

Leah Sankaire (UDA) was declared the winner in the Woman MP race after receiving 122,764 votes ahead of Jenifer Moinkett of Jubilee (87,312).

Leah Sankaire receives an election certificate from Festus Muchege of IEBC on Saturday morning.
Leah Sankaire receives an election certificate from Festus Muchege of IEBC on Saturday morning.

In his acceptance speech, Lenku said:
“May all those who contributed to our victory receive abundant blessings from our good Lord.”

“May you never lack for the sacrifices you have made to ensure Kajiado continues to have able leadership,” added Lenku. Lenku told his competitors that there is always another chance for them to win.

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