President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Jubilee party allied legislators who were bundled out of the race for various elective seats in the just concluded general election have now come out to clear the air over losing the election to Deputy President William Ruto’s United Democratic Alliance (UDA) candidates from Mt Kenya region.
Speaking after losing the women rep set in Nyeri County, Priscilla Nyokabi claimed that DP Ruto’s overwhelming influence in the region waded Jubilee aspirants’ hopes of securing the seats in the regions.
She said that Ruto’s UDA fever consumed them by imparting a sense of fear to electorates for electing Uhuru’s allied aspirants in the region.
“Yellow fever consumed u, yote tisa we move on” she said.
Kieni MP Kanini Kega who doubles as Jubilee Director of Elections lost his seat to UDA candidate.
Jubilee party secretary general Jeremiah Kioni who was eyeing to defend Ndaragwa Parliamentary seat also lost the seat to UDA candidate.
Chama Cha Kazi party leader Moses Kuria and Tujibebe Wakenya party leader William Kabogo lost Kiambu gubernatorial seat to Ruto’s UDA candidate, Kimani Wamatangi.
Deputy President William Ruto’s UDA party secured more elective seats in Uhuru’s turf. in Murang’a county, UDA party bagged Gubernatorial Seat (Irungu Kang’ata), women rep seat (Betty Maina) Senator, and all MP seats in the county.
Kenyans are eagerly waiting for the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to finalize the presidential results and announce the winner as Ruto and Azimio presidential candidate Raila Odinga are racing neck to neck with little margin fluctuating from 50,000 to 200,000 votes.
The electoral commission’s chairman Wafula Chebukati has already stated that the commission will announce the results during the day, contrary to the previous elections, where the presidential winner used to be announced late at night.
The IEBC report indicates that close to 14M out of 22M registered voters Kenyans participated in the voting process