UDA's Wamatangi wins Kiambu gubernatorial seat as Kuria polls a distant fifth

for Tv47 Digital August 14, 2022, 06:33 AM
Moses Kuria and Kimani Wamatangi
CCK party leader Moses Kuria eating 'mandazi' at the Bomas of Kenya (left), and Kimani Wamatangi, the Kiambu governor-elect. PHOTOS/FACEBOOK

Kimani Wamatangi, the incumbent Senator for Kiambu County is the governor-elect for the vast, agricultural-rich, devolved unit of government. 

Wamatangi, the United Democratic Alliance flag-bearer polled 348,371 votes. Independent candidate Patrick Wainaina 'Jungle' who is the outgoing Thika Town legislator got 237,361 votes while incumbent governor James Nyoro of the Jubilee party polled 99,562. 

Moses Kuria, the vocal Chama Cha Kazi party leader whose campaign pronouncements were often riddled with controversy came a distant fifth with a paltry 24,512 votes. Tujibebe's William Kabogo was fourth with 106,980 while Mwende Gatabaki-Ndii got 4,674. Agnes Wacuka Ndung'u managed only 1,264 votes. 

Wamatangi thankful

Thanking the Kiambu voters, Wamatangi said, “I give my assurance and commitment that I will serve you all with utmost dedication and honesty as I single-mindedly focus on the delivery of the transformative agenda of 'Make Kiambu Great Again’”.

Kuria was the first to concede defeat, writing on Facebook: "I enjoyed every minute of my 8 years in elective politics. Back to private sector. Happily."

On his part, Kabogo tweeted photos of himself fishing, and relaxing over a drink. He thanked his supporters, 'Nawalombotove' [I love you].

The County has 1.275million registered voters in the constituencies of Gatundu South, Gatundu North, Lari, Limuru, Kiambu, Thika Town, Kikuyu, Githunguri, Ruiru, Juja, Kiambaa and Kabete. 

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