In Summary
  • Jubilee, however, made inroads in the region that overwhelmingly voted for ODM in the 2013 polls by winning the Kwale gubernatorial seat.
  • Incumbent Governor Salim Mvurya, who defected from ODM after a fallout with the party, beat Wiper candidate Chirau Mwakwere and ODM’s Issa Kipera to bag the seat.
  • Jubilee further scooped the Lamu gubernatorial seat through former MP Fahim Twaha.
  • ODM also bagged all the MP seats in Kilifi, locking out Jubilee despite frequent forays by President Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto to the county.

The National Super Alliance (Nasa) won most of the seats at the Coast in the August 8 General Election, cementing its popularity in the region.

Jubilee, however, made inroads in the region that overwhelmingly voted for ODM in the 2013 polls by winning the Kwale gubernatorial seat.

Incumbent Governor Salim Mvurya, who defected from ODM after a fallout with the party, beat Wiper candidate Chirau Mwakwere and ODM’s Issa Kipera to bag the seat.

Jubilee further scooped the Lamu gubernatorial seat through former MP Fahim Twaha.

Incumbent Governor Issa Timamy, who was elected on a UDF ticket in 2013, vied for the seat on Amani National Congress ticket this time round and narrowly lost to his archrival, Mr Twaha.

GRANTON SAMBOJA

Wiper won the Taita Taveta governor’s seat through journalist-businessman Granton Samboja. Taita Taveta Governor John Mruttu, who vied as an independent after losing in the ODM primaries, came second.

In Tana River, ODM’s Godhana Dhado trounced Governor Hussein Dado. Mr Dado was elected on a Wiper ticket in 2013 but switched to Jubilee in the run-up to Tuesday’s vote.

ODM’s coast political kingpins Hassan Joho (Mombasa governor) and Amason Kingi (Kilifi) gave their opponents a hard beating, winning with huge margins.

The duo, who are strong defenders of Nasa leader Raila Odinga and the Jubilee administration’s harshest critics, proved pundits wrong by the huge following they enjoyed.

Mr Joho usually describes himself as the Coast “Sultan,” with his supporters regarding him as the region’s spokesman.

Just like in 2013, Jubilee also lost all the top seats in Mombasa with a majority of the MPs, ward representatives and the senatorial seat going to ODM.

MP SEATS

ODM also bagged all the MP seats in Kilifi, locking out Jubilee despite frequent forays by President Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto to the county.

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