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Ex-journalists poised to win elective seats

NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 9 – At least three former Journalists who were seeking elective posts are assured of a clear win after Tuesday’s elections.

As at Wednesday morning, Enoch Wambua was leading in the Kitui senatorial seat with a whopping 211,399 votes translating to 70.1 per cent.

Wambua worked at Kenya Times, the Daily Nation and the Standard Newspaper before seeking the position on a Wiper ticket.

The seat was formerly occupied by David Musila who decided to run for the Governor’s post but he appeared headed for defeat.

Former Radio Jambo Presenter Granton Samboja is poised to be the next Governor Taita Taveta County unseating the incumbent John Mruttu.

Samboja took an early lead on Wednesday at 36.12 per cent with Mruttu coming second at 21.87 per cent.

Mohammed Ali, formerly a KTN investigative reporter well known as Jicho Pevu is set to become the next Nyali Member of Parliament.

The youthful journalist was running as an Independent after having lost in the Nyali ODM nomination to Said Salim.

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Gathoni Wamuchomba former Inooro presenter is set to become the next Woman Representative in Kiambu County after garnering 94.22 per cent of the total votes cast with the her closest challenger at 2.64 per cent.

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