Newcomer trounces Baringo governor in Jubilee primaries

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By KBC Reporter

Stanley Kiptis has clinched the Jubilee gubernatorial ticket beating incumbent Benjamin Cheboi.

Cheboi was trounced by Kiptis who may carry the day if the provisional results are upheld.

Another casualty is Baringo Central MP Sammy Mwaita who gannered 5,448 with the winner David Kerich getting 12,341 votes.

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In third place is Wesley Tmono with 2,397, John Aiyabei 846 and Kandie Komen 756. Baringo South saw Grace Kipchoim garnered 8,189, Mark Kiptoo Kebenei got 4,253 votes, Paul Kimaru 849, Samati Kemboi 436.

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Eldama Ravine constituency has incumbent Moses Lessonet who garnered 10,934 votes against closes rival Musa Sirma 9,434 votes.

Homa Bay County

Incumbent Homa Bay Governor Cyprian Awiti has been declared the winner in the just concluded ODM nominations where he garnered 46,346.

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This declaration has however led to protests with his opponents claiming that the results were doctored in favor of Awiti.

Member of Parliament Joseph Magwanga came second with 14,661 votes while Enosh Bolo got 2, 174 votes, Samuel Wakiaga got 2,087 and Cosmas Kanyadudi had 24 votes.

During the announcement made at Homa Bay High School, Senator Moses Kajwang was declared the winner with 1,948 while his rival Fred Rabong’o got 754.

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Magwanga’s supporters claim that the results were doctored and have therefore taken to the streets to protest.

Magwanga is questioning the disparity between the votes in the gubernatorial and senatorial positions.

They claim that winners were announced even as some polling stations failed to deliver results to the regional tallying centre. The party’s National Election Board is yet to release a statement about these allegations.

 

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