Kenya Governorship Elections: Ruto, Kidero, Others Voted Out

A number of big names have turned out to be big losers in the Kenya governorship elections.

Several sitting prominent governors are facing huge upsets as new entrants look to have unseated them in the hotly contested election held on Tuesday, August 8, 2017.

One of the biggest losers from the Kenya governorship elections is Isaac Ruto who has lost to former National Assembly Deputy Speaker, Joyce Laboso.

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Laboso is enjoying a comfortable lead with 171,872 votes (67,32%) while Ruto has managed to garner 83 451 votes (32,68%).

Bungoma Governor Kenneth Lusaka looks to be on his way out after his competitor, Wycliffe Wafula, garnered 172,441 votes (48,74%). Lusaka himself has 150,465 votes.

In Nairobi, Senator Mike Sonko is currently leading with 792,847 votes against the incumbent Evans Kidero who so far has garnered 635,990 from 3076 of 3378 polling stations.

The ODM incumbent governor has, however, held a press conference to reject the results of the elections in the capital. Alongside him was Edwin Sifuna (ODM) who lost the senatorial race to Johnson Sakaja (Jubilee).

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In Kisumu, ODM’s Anyang Nyong’o is currently leading Governor Jack Ranguma with 253,591 votes to the incumbent’s 141,952 votes.

Council of Governors Chairman Peter Munya is also in trouble with Jubilee’s Kiraitu Murungi leading in the Meru governorship race with 236,390 votes (53,89%) in relation to his 181 447 votes.

In Kajiado, Joseph Ole Lenku has garnered 162,166 votes while incumbent governor David Kepue Ole Nkedianye has managed to get 133,952 votes (44.68%).

In Kitui, incumbent governor Dr. Julius Makau Malombe is third in line to the seat with 65,154 votes (20.39%). Charity Ngilu leads with 153,186 votes (47.95%) followed closely by David Musila who has 101,145 votes (31.66%).

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Jubilee Party’s Ferdinand Waititu is headed for a landslide victory in Kiambu. He is leading with 707,839 against the incumbent William Kabogo’s 189,662 votes reported from 92% of the polling stations.

In Garissa, Ali Bunow Korane is ahead with 45,033 votes as Nathif Jama Adan follows him closely with 39,693 votes from 289 out of 381 polling stations.

ODM’s Okoth Obado is headed for the win in Migori leading with 169,334 votes.

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