UDA wave Nyandarua sweeps aside Jubilee SG, Majority leader

The Tuesday election has dealt a blow to two close allies of President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Jubilee Secretary General and Ndaragua Member of Parliament Jeremiah Kioni lost his seat to UDA candidate George Gachagua.

The electoral commission is yet to make release official figures.

Through his Twitter account, Kioni accepted the outcome and thanked the residents for the opportunity to represent them in the National Assembly.

“I accept the results with honour and contentment. Congratulations to the incoming MP Hon George Gachagua. My great appreciation to my family, staff, campaign team, and Ndaragwa community,” Kioni said.

The same fate befell Nyeri senatorial candidate Kabando wa Kabando who also accepted defeat.

Mr Kabando was seeking the seat on the Narc Kenya ticket but lost to the UDA candidate Wahome Wamatinga.

“Campaign is on pro-people policy issues: basic needs, basic rights. Voters have spoken. It’s my turn to concede, which I do. Congrats to all winners. As always, I remain actively involved in matters of PUBLIC INTEREST. Asanteni Nyeri. Kìhooto Mbere. MOLA ATULINDE,” he wrote on Facebook.

This comes as candidates who lost various seats continue to accept the defeat.

Lang’ata MP Nixon Korir also welcomed the decision of the residents who voted for ODM candidate Felix Odiwuori, well known as Jalang’o.

Also in Nyandarua county Leader of the Majority in the National Assembly Amos Kimunya has conceded defeat in Kipipiri constituency results, saluting his opponent for a good fight.

Mr Kimunya thanked his constituents for the decision they made by electing his opponent.

“The people made their decision, which was different from our expectation. In a democracy, the will of the people prevails, and therefore, I and Team Kimunya will respect their choices. We extend our congratulations to the winners,” Mr Kimunya said.

Mr Kimunya thanked his constituents for the decision they made by electing his opponent from UDA Muhia Wanjiku.

Mr Kimunya was also facing competition from other candidates including Gichigi Samuel Kamunye (Independent), Gichuki Zachariah Mwangi (Independent), Kamau John Njenga (independent), Kimani David Kamau of Tujibebe Party, and Kiore John Njoroge who was vying as an Independent candidate.

He said that serving his people for the last 15 years was a great opportunity for him and his family.

Surprising circumstances

“We appreciate that life is dynamic, shaped by constantly emerging and often surprising circumstances,” he said in a post on his verified Facebook page.

Mr Kimunya made a comeback to Parliament in the 2017 election on the jubilee Party of President Uhuru Kenyatta.

After the removal of Garissa Township MP Aden Duale as Majority leader in the National Assembly over disloyalty in 2020, Mr Kimunya assumed the role and was entrusted with the mandate to push the president’s Bills.

Also, he was at the centre stage in mobilising the Mt Kenya residents to back the Building Bridges Initiative, which collapsed in all courts, being termed unconstitutional.

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