In Summary
  • Mr Kivuti turned the tables in Mbeere region, attaining 72,714 while Mr Wambora had 11,796.

Embu Governor Martin Wambora has retained his seat in a dramatic contest that saw a magistrate called in to look for a missing voters’ register.

Mr Wambora, who is widely regarded as the governor with the proverbial nine lives, garnered 97,544 votes against Mr Lenny Kivuti’s 96,597 while Mr Kithinji Kiragu (PNU) emerged third with 50,590, with only one polling station not tallied.

CONSTITUENCY

Former Transport Principal Secretary Cyrus Njiru was a distant fourth with 2,344, followed by Mr Leonard Muriuki (Narc Kenya, 2,313) and Dr Njagi Kumantha (939 votes).

Mr Wambora, the Jubilee Party candidate, won by a huge margin in Runyenjes, attaining 53,345 votes against Mr Kivuti’s 9,048; and repeated the feat in Manyatta by scoring 32,403 while the outgoing senator had 14,835.

VOTERS' REGISTER

Mr Kivuti turned the tables in Mbeere region, attaining 72,714 while Mr Wambora had 11,796.

However, the results for one stream in Karaba Consolata Primary School were not relayed electronically after the voters’ register and results went missing.

The exercise forced IEBC to move to court and get a magistrate to witness the breaking of seals to enable them announce the final tally.

BALLOT BOXES

However, the exercise to open three ballot boxes, which was witnessed by Principal Magistrate Beatrice Kimemia, didn’t bear any fruits.

The polling station’s presiding officer was held for questioning.

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