KANU's Yassin Muchelule clinches Mumias North MCA seat

for Tv47 Digital December 09, 2022, 01:49 AM
Mumias North MCA By-election returning officer Daniel Amach hands over election certificate to Yassin Waluchio Muchelule of KANU Party after he won the seat. PHOTO/TV47

In Summary

  • KANU Party's Yassin Muchelule won the Mumias North MCA seat after garnering 1,525 votes in a by-election that was marred by incredibly low voter turn-out.

  • The election was postponed following the death of Abdalla Kweyu - a candidate who had been duly cleared by IEBC - in a road accident.


Yassin Waluchio Muchelule of Kenya African National Union (KANU) Party is the MCA-elect of Mumias North Ward in Kakamega County.

Muchelule won the seat after garnering 1,525 votes in a by-election that was marred by incredibly low voter turn-out.

The independence party candidate trounced the incumbent MCA Rashid Rocky Omwendo of the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) Party by only 23 votes. Omwendo got 1,502 votes in the mini-poll held on Thursday, December 8.

Other candidates in the race performed dismally; Mohammed Abdi Zakayo of Amani National Congress (ANC) got 166 votes, Yassin Ali Shikolio of United Democratic Alliance (UDA) garnered 79 votes, while DAP-Kenya's Hassan Washiali Hamis managed only 12 votes.

The Returning officer for Mumias North County Assembly Ward (CAW) by-election Daniel Amach declaring Yassin Waluchio Muchelule of KANU Party duly elected Mumias North Member of County Assembly Ward after garnering 1,525 votes. PHOTO | IEBC


According to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), a total of 3,308 votes were cast in the by-election, representing a 36 percent voter turnout.

"IEBC would like to thank our voters and stakeholders for their participation & support," the commission says.

KANU Party's Yassin Waluchio Muchelule poses with his election certificate after he was declared winner of the Mumias North ward MCA seat. PHOTO | IEBC

Congratulatory messages

The KANU Party has since congratulated Muchelule after his election win.

"We are proud of Hon. Yassin Waluchio Muchelule for clinching the Mumias North Ward MCA seat on a KANU ticket in the just concluded by-election. We congratulate you and wish you all the best," KANU said in a tweet on Friday, December 9.

Also, the KANU Party national chairman Gideon Moi congratulated Muchelule.

"Hearty congratulations to Hon. Yassin Waluchio Muchelule for clinching the Mumias North Ward MCA seat on a KANU ticket in the just concluded by-election."

Why postpone election

A day to the August 9 2022 General Election, the IEBC postponed the Mumias North MCA election after the death of Abdalla Kweyu in a road accident.

The law requires the commission to suspend an election in the event a candidate dies after he/she has been cleared.

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