Former MP Alice Ng'ang'a beats Bishop Gakuyo to recapture Thika Town seat

for Tv47 Digital August 12, 2022, 01:03 PM
Alice Ng'ang'a wins Thika Town MP seat
Former Thika Town MP Alice Ng'ang'a during a campaign rally in the run up to the August 9, 2022 General Election. She has recaptured the seat she lost to independent candidat Patrick Wainaina in 2017.

In Summary

  • Alice Ng'ang'a lost the Thika Town MP seat in 2017, when she was floored by then independent candidate Patrick Wainaina alias Wa Jungle.
  • Wa Jungle did not defend his seat as he set his eyes on a bigger picture, the Kiambu County gubernatorial seat. He has however lost to UDA's Paul Kimani Wamatangi.

Former Thika Town MP Alice Ng'ang'a has beaten controversial Ekeza Sacco founder Bishop David Gakuyo to recapture the seat she lost in 2017.
Ann Mwikali came a distant third after polling 2,123 votes while Juma Hemedi, an independent candidate, only managed 1, 495 votes in the race that attracted 11 candidates.

Ng’ang’a, the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) candidate, garnered 59,575 votes against Gakuyo's 24,637 votes.

Gakuyo, running on a Jubilee Party ticket, had staged a fierce fight for the position against Ng'ang'a who had been trounced by independent candidate Patrick Wainaina in 2017.

Gakuyo is the founding chairman of troubled Ekeza Sacco which was placed under probe in 2019 after an audit report by Commissioner of Co-operatives showed that KSh1 billion had been siphoned raising fears that depositors, mainly peasants, would lose their hard-earned savings.

While accepting her victory at Thika High School, the constituency's main tallying centre, Ng'ang'a said while the journey had been tedious, Thika voters' resolve to have her back was enough evidence that they have been desiring better leadership.

She stated that she would prioritise completion of the projects left incomplete by outgoing MP besides continuing with her transformational education agenda.

Following the scrapping of CDF kitty by the court, Ng'ang'a said Kenyans will demand it's restoration after a new parliament and government is installed stating that the fund has been directly touching the social-economic empowerment of Kenyans at the very low levels.

She vowed to work with her challengers in the race to better the constituency.

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