Emotional Passaris sheds tears as she is announced winner of Nairobi Woman Rep. race

for Tv47 Digital August 14, 2022, 11:10 AM
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Esther Passaris sheds tears after winning the Nairobi County Women Representative seat. PHOTO/COURTESY

In Summary

  • Esther Passaris of ODM beat Millicent Omanga of UDA by more than 100,000 votes, in a race that attracted seven candidates. 
  • Others in the race included; Monica Wamaitha Gitau (17,811), Delvin Moraa John (7,832). Mary Musuki Mudachi (5,383), Brendah Kangai Ntwiga (7,018) and Teresiah Antony Omollo (5,391).

Nairobi County Women Representative Esther Passaris has successfully defended her seat.

The ODM candidate garnered 698,929 votes in the just concluded August 9 polls, dedicating the victory to her departed father.

The lawmaker shed tears while receiving her nomination certificate from Nairobi County Returning Officer Albert Gogo in Kasarani on Sunday morning.

"I want to dedicate this win to my father who passed away in January since he is not here to see me win this. And because he loved this country very much, I will do everything that he taught me, to serve with integrity in honour for the great people of Nairobi county," a teary Passaris said.

Passaris's father who passed at the age of 79 was known for building the first Kenyan ship, 'MV Mwewe', which sailed across East Africa.

Passaris and her late father in this hand-out photo issued last January. PHOTO | ESTHER PASSARIS

"My dad achieved a lot in his 79 years. From building the first ship in Kenya - the 'MV Mwewe' that sailed across the East African coast, to coaching and mentoring young men," Passaris said in January this year.

Meanwhile, her main competitor, UDA's Millicent Omanga came second after polling 586,246 votes.

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