A 23-year-old independent candidate is highly likely to be the next Igembe South MP after preliminary results indicate he is leading.

Mr John Paul Mwirigi, a Bachelor of Education student at Mt Kenya University, is ahead with 19,366 votes against Jubilee's Joseph Miriti who has 15,977 votes.

VICTORY

Throughout the day, his supporters thronged Maua town to celebrate the possibility of his victory.

Speaking to Nation, Mr Mwirigi said he expressed interest in politics while he was a Form Three student at Kirindine Day Secondary School.

"I had a dream where I was tabling a motion in Parliament while I was in Form three.

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