Gubernatorial Results #KenyaDecides2022


Gladys Wanga it is!


Gladys Wanga of ODM is the governor elect for Homa Bay County.

She secured 244,559 votes against her closest rival former Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero with 154182 votes.

Wanga will be the first female governor in Nyanza region.

In 2013, Wanga ran for an elective seat for women representative in Homa Bay County and emerged victorious.

Wanga who has held the position for two terms has been a member of Departmental Committee on Labour and Social Welfare in the National Assembly.

By Christine Muchira

Speaker Lusaka back at helm of Bungoma County 

Outgoing Senate Speaker Kenneth Makelo Lusaka is the governor elect for Bungoma County.

In 2013, Ken Lusaka ran successfully for the position of Bungoma governor, alongside Alfred Khangati, Maurice Makhanu, Jack Tumwa and Wabwoba Walinywa.

Lusaka however failed to defend his position for a second term but was fronted by the Jubilee Party as a candidate for speaker of the Senate.

On August 31, 2017, Lusaka won the speaker seat on second round with 42 votes against his closest rival Farah Maalim who garnered 25 votes thus becoming the second speaker of the senate.

By Christine Muchira

Former MP Otuma: Busia Governor elect


Former Funyula Member of Parliament Paul Nyongesa Otuoma is the designate Busia Governor.

Otuoma (ODM) clinched the seat after garnering 164,478 votes against his closest challenger John Sakwa of Amani National Congress who got 92,144 votes.

He replaces outgoing Governor Sospeter Ojaamong who lost the Teso South parliamentary seat to Mary Emase of the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party.

By Margaret Kalekye

Nyongo retains Kisumu County gubernatorial seat


Peter Anyang Nyongo has been re-elected as Kisumu County governor for a second term after garnering 319,957 votes.

Nyongo served as the senator for Kisumu County since 2013 to 2017 before successfully running for the governor’s position.

He is a former Member of Parliament for Kisumu Rural constituency, having been elected on a NARC ticket in the December 2002.

His political career dates back to 1992, when he was first elected to parliament.

He served as a nominated MP from 1998 to 2002. From 2003 to 2005, Nyong’o served as the Minister for Planning and National Development, and from 2008 to 2013 he was the Minister for Medical Services.

By Christine Muchira

Ochilo Ayacko clinches Migori gubernatorial seat


Outgoing Migori County Senator, Ochilo Ayacko has clinched the Migori gubernatorial seat.

Ayacko’s political career began in 1997, when he was elected to the Member of Parliament (MP) representing Rongo constituency.

He served as Minister of Gender, Sports, Culture and Social Services under Mwai Kibaki, and also as Minister of Energy.

In 2007 he was not re-elected back to parliament. He later served as executive chairman and CEO of the Kenya Nuclear Electricity Board, and in 2015 was elected chair of the African Commission on Nuclear Energy.

In 2017, Ayacko ran for Governor of Migori County, but lost to Okoth Obado.

In 2018 he was listed as a nominee for an ambassadorial position but he declined to take up the position on the basis that he wished to continue pursuing elected office.

He serves as the vice chair of the senate committee on finance and budget.

By Christine Muchira

Sang re-elected in Nandi County


Stephen Sang of UDA has been re-elected Nandi County Governor elect after garnering 237,045 votes, Independent candidate Cleophas Lagat second with 54,375 votes.

Sang previously served as Senator for Nandi County from 2013 to 2017.

In 2017 Sang was elected as the youngest Governor at the age of 32, since the adoption of the devolved system in 2010.

Sang has been at the forefront in condemning drug trafficking in the country.

By Christine Muchira

Former Commissioner  Natembeya wins Trans Nzoia gubernatorial seat
NATEMBEYAFormer Regional Commissioner George Natembeya has won Trans Nzoia governor’s seat after garnering 158,919 votes; against his opponent Chris Wamalwa who garnered 79,020 votes.
He succeeds Patrick Khaemba who was elected into office in 2013.

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