Kihika, Kamar to make history as first elected female Senators

August 9, 2017 10:23 am
In Uasin Gishu, Kamar of the Jubilee Party is leading with 218,789 votes against Robert Rotich’s 83,670 who was vying as an Independent candidate/HILARY MWENDA


NAIROBI, Kenya Aug 9 – Provisional results released by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) indicate that the second Senate under the 2010 Constitution looks poised to have at least three elected female Senators.

All the female Eenators who sat in 2013-2017 Senate came through the 47 nominated seats set aside for women because no woman candidate was elected in the 2013 elections.

Former Nakuru County Assembly Speaker Susan Kihika of the Jubilee Party looks set to make her debut in the 12th Parliament after she an unassailable lead of 637,700 votes from her nearest competitor in ODM’s Samwel Ogada who has 55,295 votes.

Jubilee Party’s and Former Eldoret East MP Margaret Kamar also makes a comeback to the legislature with provisional results showing that she is leading in the Uasin Gishu Senate race with 220,668 votes ahead of Independent Candidate Robert Rotich who is 84,258 votes.

Frontier Democratic Party (FDP) candidate and Former Nominated Senator Dullo Fatuma Adan will be walking into the Senate wearing a new tag as she looks poised to clinch the Isiolo Senate race as she is currently leading with 13,255 votes ahead of Independent Candidate Hussein Roba’s 12,059 votes and Jubilee Party’s Mohamed Libani Anna who has 10,121 votes.

In the just dissolved House, Dullo deputised Garissa Senator Yusuf Haji in the Senate Standing Committee on National Security and Foreign Relations.


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