Less than 2000 polling votes to go before the announcement of the 2017 Presidential Election, Independent presidential aspirant Japheth Kavinga Kayulu announces his concession to defeat.
Dr Kavinga has so far garnered 36,451 votes and he becomes the first out eight presidential candidates to concede defeat.
By 4 pm on Wednesday, provisional results showed that Kavinga Kayulu had 11,256 votes at position 6 while the incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta still leads with 7,930,242 votes followed by Raila Odinga (6,529,158), Joseph Nyaga (36,451), Mohamed Abduba Dida (34,832) and Ekuru Aukot (26,107) at fifth position.
Cyrus Jirongo and Michael Wainanina were ranking seven and eighth position with 10,890 and 8582 votes respectively.
Addressing a press conference at the Bomas of Kenya, Dr Kavinga Kavinga Kayulu conceded defeat and said it will be hard for him to beat the top leading candidates Uhuru and Odinga.
“I am decisive and do not play games. I thank all the diaspora people who voted for me,” Dr Kavinga said, urging other presidential hopefuls to accept defeat and congratulate the winning candidates.
Raila Odinga has already rejected the results saying hackers gained entry into IEBC systems and increased President Uhuru Kenyatta’s vote. This claim has, however, been dismissed by the IEBC chairman
At the same time, Kiambu outgoing Governor William Kabogo has conceded defeat after losing to his opponent Kabete MP Ferdinand Waititu in the gubernatorial race.
Addressing the media on Wednesday afternoon, Kabogo thanked the people of Kiambu for giving him a chance to serve them in the first term.
He said that the future was bright and there was more for him to do once he leaves office adding that he would live to fight another day.“I wish to thank my campaign team for their tireless efforts in the last several
“I wish to thank my campaign team for their tireless efforts in the last several months. It is time to move on,” he said, adding that he would work with the incoming county boss, Kabogo maintained that he was done with the governorship.
According to preliminary results, Waititu leads with 737,795 votes (78,17%) with Kabogo coming second with 198,277 votes (21,01%).
Meanwhile, a renowned political analyst, Mutahi Ngunyi revealed who would win the Presidential elections between Uhuru Kenyatta of the Jubilee party and Raila Odinga of National Super Alliance (NASA).
In his weekly show, the Fifth Estate, Mutahi noted that President Uhuru Kenyatta will win because “incumbent presidents in Africa do not lose elections unless they are incompetent and Uhuru is not.
Ngunyi said Uhuru through Gikuyu Embu and Meru Association (GEMA) has a high starting point compared to Raila Odinga.
According to him, GEMA and Kalenjin votes add to 7.9 million votes while Raila has Nyanza, Luhya, Coast and Kamba votes which adds to 6.9 million votes.
In sum, Mutahi said Uhuru will beat Raila Odinga comfortably and send him to retirement in Bondo, Siaya County.