Bishop Margaret Wanjiru concedes defeat in senatorial race

Wanjiru garnered 554, 091 votes emerging second in the contest.

Bishop Margaret Wanjiru has conceded defeat after losing the Nairobi senatorial seat to Edwin Sifuna of ODM. Sifuna garnered 716, 876 votes to clinch the seat against UDA’s Margaret Wanjiru who got 524, 091 votes emerging second in the race.

Sifuna takes over from Johnson Sakaja who has held the seat for 10 years.

In a post made on Facebook Wanjiru said, “We put up a vibrant campaign in Nairobi, but our challenger Edwin W. Sifuna carried the day. We congratulate him and urge him to serve all our residents equally.”

She went on to congratulate the other successful candidates on the ballot including Esther Passaris of ODM who was re-elected as Nairobi’s Women Representative after getting 698,929 votes and Johnson Sakaja of UDA who garnered 699,392 votes, against Polycarp Igathe’s 573,516 votes.

“I would also like to congratulate all the other candidates who were successful at the ballot from MCAs, MPs, Women rep Esther M Passaris, OGW and Governor Sakaja Johnson,” Bishop Wanjiru wrote.

As Sakaja replaces Ann Kananu as Nairobi Governor, Wanjiru urged the newly elected leaders to serve Nairobi’s residents with vigour.

“The honours are now bestowed upon you all to serve the residents of the great city of Nairobi with utmost vigour and service delivery.”

  

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