Azimio la Umoja Topples Kenya Kwanza in Gubernatorial Races

Azimio la Umoja wins both gubernatorial seats

Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition has bagged the majority of seats in the 29th elections that were undergone successfully in a free and fair manner winning both gubernatorial seats in the last two counties.

The ODM party beat the United Democratic Alliance in the Mombasa race and floored ANC in Kakamega.  

The Mombasa governor seat has been worn by Abdulswammad Nassir on an Orange Democratic Movement ODM and the Kakamega Governor race was won by Fernandes Barasa also on the ODM ticket.

The governor-elect, who contested on an ODM ticket, garnered 192,929 votes, trouncing his opponent Cleophas Malala of ANC who got 159,508.

Those in the race for the Kakamega gubernatorial seat included; UDP’s Cyrus Jirongo with 5,974 votes, Michael Osundwa (Independent) with 1,146 votes, KANU’s Suleiman Sumba with 1,078 votes, MDP’s Samuel Omukoko with 761 votes, and Austin Opitso who got 150 votes.

The votes cast in total were 361,546 and 2,174 having been rejected.

According to the ANC party leader in Kenya Kwanza Alliance Musalia Mudavadi, his party candidates Cleophas Malala and Hassan Omar did put up a great contest and fight against the latter.

Urging and motivating them on Mudavadi said although Cleophas Malala and Hassan Omar lost the elections, they still have ample time ahead of them to flip the script.

“Though Cleophas Malala and Hassan Omar Sarai did not triumph, they put up a gallant effort. Age is still on your side,” Mudavadi said in his consolation message through Twitter.

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