In Summary

  • Only one returning MP, Patrick Mweu Musimba of Kibwezi West, managed to win on an independent ticket.
  • Mutava Musyimi, former chairman of Parliament’s finance committee was also defeated in Mbeere South by Geoffrey Muturi
  • The highest percentages of valid votes cast in an election for County Women rep was 96 per cent, in Nyandarua, Kiambu and Homa Bay Counties.

Only 111 or two in five of the 290 members of the national assembly are likely to secure their re-election, according to provisional data from the independent electoral and boundaries commission.

Of all MPs elected, however 138, or nearly half, will come from the Jubilee Party.

The election result means that 179 MPs will not be returning to the National Assembly, either because they failed to defend their seats or opted to contest another seat.

Only one returning MP, Patrick Mweu Musimba of Kibwezi West, managed to win on an independent ticket.

In addition to the wins by the Jubilee Party, the parties constituting the National Super Alliance (Nasa) won a total of 103 seats. They include ODM (63), seats Wiper (17), Amani National Congress (12) and Ford Kenya (11).

Some MPs were successful in seeking other seats. For example, Kiharu MP, Irungu Kang’ata will not be returning after he won the Murang'a Senate seat over the incumbent, who was also MP for Kiambu, Mr Kembi Gitura.

In Meru County, Igembe East MP, Mithika Linturi will take over from Kiraitu Murungi as Senator after defeating Mugambi Imnyara of PNU by 305,125 votes to 182, 328.

In Kilifi, former MP for Kilifi North, Gideon Mungaro, made an unsuccessful bid for the governors, seat which was successfully defended by Governor Amason Kingi. So the new MP for Kilifi North is projected to be Owen Yaa Baya of ODM who has garnered 27 405, equivalent to 43 per cent of all votes cast.

Former Nyali MP Hezron Awiti opted to contest for the governorship of Mombasa County which is set to be retained by Governor Hassan Ali Joho. The new Nyali MP is projected to be journalist-turned-politician Mohammed Ali, who with all the votes counted received 43 per cent, or  26,798 votes, followed by Said Abdalla Salim, who received  16,473 votes or 27 per cent of the votes cast.

Mutava Musyimi, former chairman of Parliament’s finance committee was also defeated in Mbeere South by Geoffrey Muturi, who polled 18,225  or 31 per cent of all votes cast to Rev Musyimi’s 16 897 (30 per cent).

RETURNING WOMEN REPS

Only ten women county representatives, or one in five are likely to make it back in the role after being elected in 2013, provisional statistics from the IEBC show.

That means 79 per cent of county women representatives will not serve another term in that position.

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