Joseph Majimbo Kalasinga has been sworn in as the new Member of Parliament for Kabuchai.
Kalasinga took the oath of office in the National Assembly during this afternoon’s session, in an exercise administered by Speaker Justin Muturi.
MP-elect for Matungu Peter Oscar Nabulindo is yet to be sworn in.
Kalasinga, who won on a Ford-Kenya ticket trounced seven other candidates in a hotly-contested mini-poll held last week on Thursday.
He garnered 19,274 votes representing 65 per cent of the total votes cast.
His closet challenger Evans Kakai of the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) got 6,455 votes representing 22 per cent.
Amos Wekesa of the Federal Party of Kenya came a distant third with 1,454 votes (5 per cent) followed by Dr Gasper Wafubwa at the fourth position after he garnered 1,236 votes (4 per cent).
Voter turnout was 51.68 per cent and the total votes cast were 29,798. There were 320 rejected votes.
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