, NAIROBI, Kenya, May 7 – Ainabkoi MP Samuel Chepkonga has emerged victorious against his opponent, businessman William Chepkut after the Jubilee party ordered a repeat election in a contested polling station.
Chepkonga got 13,819 votes while Chepkut had 13,729 in the repeat nominations held on Saturday.
The fresh poll was done at Munyaka polling station in Uasin Gishu County.
Protests erupted in Eldoret after it emerged that Jubilee was planning to repeat the primaries at the station.
The incumbent MP had filed a complaint at the Jubilee Appeals Tribunal which later ruled in his favour.
Chepkonga had earlier garnered 13,556 votes against Chepkut’s 13,685.
Several aspirants in the North Rift, who lost in the jubilee primaries—including Uasin Gishu gubernatorial candidate businessman Kiprotich Bundotich, popularly known as Buzeki, are contemplating vying as independent candidates.