, NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 6 – Planning Minister Wycliffe Oparanya, Forestry and Wildlife Assistant Minister Josephat, Labour Assistant Minister Sospeter Ojaamong and Grand National Party’s Nderitu Gachagua are among the first candidates who have been elected as the nation’s first governors.
People’s Democratic Party’s Zachary Obado, Orange Democratic Movement’s David ole Nkedienye, TNA’s Joshua Irungu also join the set of governors who have been given a five-year mandate to administer 47 counties.
Oparanya was declared as the Kakamega Governor after polling 259,071 votes against Housing Minister Soita Shitanda’s (New Ford Kenya) 133,718 while former Provincial Commissioner Paul Olando (UDF) 41,765.
Nanok, the immediate former Turkana South MP became the first Turkana County Governor after beating his closest rival Malik Ekal of New Ford Kenya.
Roads Assistant Minister and GNU leader Mwangi Kiunjuri joined the list of big names to fall in the polls after he lost to TNA’s Joshua Irungu in the Laikipia governor race. Irungu garnered 83,814 to Kiunjuri who garnered 43,072.
Labour Assistant minister and former Teso MP Sospeter Ojaamong won the Busia governor seat.
In Kajiado County, David ole Nkedienye of ODM was declared governor-elect with 125,563 votes.
In Migori, ODM suffered a setback in its quest to implement a ‘six piece formula’ in Nyanza, when Zachary Obado, the PDP Migori County governor candidate and loser in the shambolic ODM primaries emerged winner after a tightly contested race.
Obado won the seat with 123,821 votes beating his close rival Edward Oyugi of ODM with only 173 votes in results which were delayed for several hours as Migori County returning officer Jairus Obaga waited results from two polling centres from Kuria West constituency.
TNA’s Tom Mboya came a distance third with 10,564 votes out of 283,862 votes cast.
In Siaya County, ODM’s Cornel Rasanga Amoth won the gubernatorial race with a total 142,901 while his close contestant William Oduol 133,900 votes.
Security personnel had to intervene to allow the announcement of final results after Oduol and his supporters tried to stop the county elections boss from announcing the gubernatorial post as they said that they were ejected from Sawagongo High School where Gem tallying was conducted.
In Bungoma County, New Ford Kenya and Ford Kenya shared the County seats with Kenneth Lusaka and Moses Wetangula winning governor and senator seats respectively.
ODM’s Chris Obure wins Kisii County Senator seat by 120,351 votes. He beat TNA’s Sam Ongeri who got 106,325 votes
Wiper Democratic Party’s Nadhif Jamal polled 37,910 votes to become Garissa County Governor while Defence Minister Yusuf Haji (TNA) polled 49,948 votes to clinch the senatorial seat.
Moses Lenolkulal of URP becomes the first governor of Samburu County after garnering 25,584 votes.