SENATOR

Another of Jubilee’s big wins is the Senate seat which has been taken over by youthful Anuar Loitiptip of Jubilee who got 14,432 votes against his closest rival, Hassan Albeity of Wiper party who got 14,374 votes.

Mr Loitiptip defeated incumbent Senator Abu Chiaba during the Jubilee Party primaries in April.

The 31-year-old incoming senator holds a bachelor’s degree in tourism from Uganda’s Kampala University.

WOMAN REP

Jubilee has also won the women representative’s seat which has been taken by Ms Ruweida Mohamed Obbo who defeated incumbent Woman Rep Shakilla Abdalla of Wiper.

Ms Obbo garnered 23,146 votes against Shakilla’s 13,387 votes.

The 39-year-old Obbo is a certified pilot having graduated from the Kenya School of Flying.

UPLIFT WOMEN

She pledged to help uplift the women of Lamu by making available development funds from the national government and setting up self-help kitties.

“I want to empower the Lamu women in order to enable them stand by themselves. I want to ensure the girl child accesses education and also establish self-help kitties for mothers and the youth in Lamu.

“My predecessor depended too much on the National Government Affirmative Action Fund (NGAAF) when doing development in the county. As for me, my aim is to ensure that apart from NGAAF, I will go round looking for investors in order to ensure more development for all in our county,” said Ms Obbo.

At the same time, the Lamu East Constituency seat was won by incumbent MP Ali Athman Sharif who defected from the United Democratic Front (UDF) party to Jubilee.

Jubilee Party has also clinched a considerable number of ward seats in both Lamu West and Lamu East constituencies in the just-concluded elections.

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