, NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 19 – Water and Irrigation Assistant Minister Ferdinand Waititu has clinched the TNA ticket for the Nairobi Governor contest after trouncing the his closest competitor Jimnah Mbaru.
As at 10am on Saturday results on the TNA website showed, Waititu had garnered 26,280 votes (59%) against Mbaru’s 15,776 (35%) while Former Town Clerk John Gakuo came in third with 1,908 votes (4%).
The party however said the results were not final and urged for patience from supporters.
Outgoing MP Mike Sonko meanwhile will be handed TNA’s Senator Ticket and nominated MP Rachael Shebesh will be the party’s flag bearer for the Nairobi County Women Representative seat.
Sonko bagged 25,656 votes ( 90.12%) . Shebesh beat Roseanne Wanjiku after scoring 23, 300 votes (65% ) against 6,088 votes (17%).
In the Kirinyaga County race, Finance Minister Robinson Githae lost to Joseph Ndathi for the Governor’s race.
Ndathi got 3,048 (53.29%) to lead Githae who had 2,660 votes (46.50%).
In Kiambu County, William Kabogo looked set to clinch the party’s seat for the governor race after he established an unassailable lead of 4,176 votes (78%) against Johnson Mwaura’s 1,178 votes (22%).
Kabogo will now face off with Former Rockefeller Foundation regional MD James Nyoro, who recently defected to Narc.
Wamatangi Paul Kimani bagged the party’s ticket for the Kiambu Senator’s seat after scoring 3,686 votes (76.36%), Gitau Clement came in second with 294 votes while former Limuru MP George Nyanja could only manage 185 votes.
Meanwhile businesswoman turned TNA activist Mary Wambui defied all odds to scoop the party’s ticket for the Othaya Parliamentary Seat.
She beat Gichuki Mugambi, who had been endorsed by Jimmy Kibaki to succeed President Mwai Kibaki, who is retiring after representing the area since 1985.
In the Governor race for Murang’a County, Mwangi Joshua Toro lost to Mwangi wa Iria.
Former Ambassador James Kembi Gitura beat his long time rival Joseph Kamotho to scoop the Senatorial ticket.
Gitura got 2,607 (38.06%) against Kamotho’s 2,271 votes (33.15%). Sabina Wanjru Chege will be the party’s Women Representative in Murang’a.