In Summary

  • Ms Mboko, an ODM diehard and a close ally of the party leader Raila Odinga and his deputy Hassan Joho, garnered 27,462 votes against Mr Mwahima’s 14,684.

  • But on Friday, Mr Mwahima contested the results and vowed to seek redress in court.

  • In Changamwe, MP Omar Mwinyi of ODM carried the day while Mvita MP Abdulswamad Nassir also won the voters favour.

  • In Jomvu, MP Badi Twalib of ODM was declared the winner.

Veteran coast politician Masoud Mwahima was one of the biggest casualties in Tuesday elections after being beaten by outgoing Mombasa woman representative Mishi Mboko in the Likoni MP seat race

Ms Mboko, an ODM diehard and a close ally of the party leader Raila Odinga and his deputy Hassan Joho, garnered 27,462 votes against Mr Mwahima’s 14,684.

The other contenders, Mr Suleiman Shakombo and Mr Bernard Waore, got 2,634 and 2,611 votes respectively.

Returning officer Luciana Sanzua rejected attempts by losers to stop the final declaration of the winners by alleging irregularities.

But on Friday, Mr Mwahima contested the results and vowed to seek redress in court.

“I disagree with the polls showing Ms Mishi Mboko as the incoming MP for Likoni Constituency. The tallying was not fair. My agents were thrown out of some polling stations allowing my opponent to influence the tallying process,” he said.

DEFEND SEATS

Ms Mboko is among woman representatives who opted not to defend their seats but seek constituency positions.

In Changamwe, MP Omar Mwinyi of ODM carried the day while Mvita MP Abdulswamad Nassir also won the voters favour.

In Nyali constituency, journalist Mohamed Ali, who vied as an independent candidate, beat his closest rival Said Abdallah of ODM.

Mr Ali contested for the seat as an independent candidate after he was beat by Mr Abdallah in the ODM party nominations.

In Jomvu, MP Badi Twalib of ODM was declared the winner.

Taveta MP Naomi Shaban (Jubilee) also narrowly won the race, getting 11,322 votes against her closest rival Morris Mutiso of ANC who got 11,135 votes in the hotly contested seat.

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