The former Nairobi deputy governor Polycarp Igathe has conceded defeat after Nairobi senator Johnson Sakaja floored him in the gubernatorial contest.
Igathe accepted the decision of the electorates and thanked his ardent supporters for the imminent support they accosted his quest of securing the county seat in the just concluded general election.
“I accept the decision of the people of Nairobi and thank all our supporters. The Governor of Nairobi is His Excellency Johnson Sakaja. Congratulations! God bless Kenya” Igathe said.
Senator Johnson Sakaja was declared Nairobi governor-elect after wielding 699, 392 votes while Igathe commanded 573,516 votes.
Sakaja has been facing academic qualification hurdles after he was accused of allegedly obtained Bachelor of Science in Management (External) University degree from Team University, Uganda fraudulently.
Sakaja faced off Jubilee’s candidate Polycap Igathe, Independent candidate Agnes Kagure among other candidates.
Sakaja will take over the leadership mantle from the incumbent Anne Kananu who filled the void left by the former Nairobi governor Mike Sonko who was dethrone through impeachment process in December, 2020.
Sonko was accused of graft cases, abuse of office among other accusations that reinstated the county MCAs to forge an impeachment motion to oust him.
Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) secretary general Edwin Sifuna on the other hand secured the senatorial seat 716,876 votes, beating Ruto’s United Democratic Alliance (UDA) candidate Bishop Margaret Wanjiru who commanded 512,091 votes.
Nairobi Woman Representative Esther Passaris retains her seat after defeating UDA’s Millicent Omanga.
Passaris was declared the Nairobi Woman Rep elect after garnering 698,929. Millicent Omanga got 586,246 votes.
The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) chairman Wafula Chebukati is expected to announce the winner of the presidential election within 7 days and millions of Kenyans are eagerly waiting.
The electoral commission has already asserted that it has received and uploaded all forms 34Cs, enumerating the chances of releasing the results before Tuesday next week.