In Summary
  • The former CS will now face off with Dr David Nkedianye, who was given a direct ticket by ODM, on August 8.
  • Mr Ole Kores was however not present to congratulate Mr Ole Lenku. He did not show up the whole day.

Former Interior cabinet secretary Joseph Ole Lenku is the Jubilee Party candidate for Kajiado gubernatorial race.

From results announced at the Maasai Technical Training Institute (MTTI), in Kajiado town, Mr Ole Lenku trounced former Kenya Meat Commission (KMC) Chairman Taraiya Ole Kores.

Mr Ole Lenku polled 88,105 votes against Mr Ole Kores’ 37,690.

The former CS will now face off with Dr David Nkedianye, who was given a direct ticket by ODM, on August 8.

The announcement of the results marks the end of a campaign period characterised by fierce rivalry which at some point threatened to get personal.

In his acceptance speech Mr Ole Lenku extended an olive branch to his rival, asking Mr Ole Kores to join him in advancing the Jubilee agenda.

“I know the campaign period has been tough, at times we called each other names,” he said adding “Let us forgive each other and work towards defeating our formidable enemy.”

Mr Ole Kores was however not present to congratulate Mr Ole Lenku. He did not show up the whole day.

The former CS, who was flanked by his running mate Martin Moshisho, promised to develop the whole of the county should he be elected in August.

Ms Janet Teiyaa, emerged victor for the party’s Woman Rep ticket with 29,800 votes.

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