UDA candidates in Murang’a lead in provisional results

Majority of elective seats in Murang’a are poised to be taken by UDA candidates following the early leads the contestants command against their rivals.

UDA supporters have been camping at various constituency tallying centres as counting and verification of votes goes on.

Provisional gubernatorial results indicate that Senator Irungu Kang’ata (UDA) garnered 146,030 votes against Jubilee Party’s Jamleck Kamau who had 52,736 votes.

Others in the gubernatorial contest Wairagu wa Maai of (DP) 22,073, Irungu Nyakera of Farmers Party 11,057 votes and Dr Moses Mwangi (Safina) 2,636 votes.

In the senatorial race, Joe Nyutu UDA has 196,926 votes against Kembi Gitura’s (Jubilee) 43,580 votes. Others include Pius Kinuthia of ODM who polled 3,524 votes, Hellen Kigia (IND) 7,890 votes, and Boniface Ng’ang’a  (IND) 3,383 votes.

In Mathioya constituency, Dr Edwin Mugo (UDA) by mid-day had clinched 20,911 votes against the incumbent Peter Kimari of Jubilee who had 8,684 votes in the battle for the parliamentary seat.

Mugo, an employee of an international body, has been making campaigns online and rarely organized public meetings, but had a strong team on the ground that moved door to door.

In Kandara, an ardent supporter of UDA Alice Wahome has 22,929 votes, followed by Chege Njuguna (IND) with 12,313 votes, while outgoing Murang’a Deputy Governor Maina Kamau (IND) got 2,276 votes.

Others are Junior Kiburu PMG-IND 1,116 votes, Peter Kinyanjui Ngugi of Jubilee 933 votes, and Julius Kaberere (IND) 752 votes.

In Kigumo, Joseph Munyoro (UDA) took an early lead after he polled 24,270 votes against the outgoing MP Wangari Mwaniki-(Jubilee) who had 7,548 votes, while former CAS Zack Kinuthia (IND)got 8,537 votes.

In Kiharu, Ndindi Nyoro has virtually secured a second chance in parliament after he managed initial 68,434 votes while his rival Karanja Mburu Wamatangi –(Jubilee) had 9,256 votes.


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