Five senators are on course to win governor’s seats while six others are seemingly headed for a loss, according to provisional results from the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).
Barring major shifts in provisional results, Meru Senator Kiraitu Murungi (Jubilee) will be the county’s next Governor. With 96 per cent of the votes counted, the senator has 271, 140 votes (53 per cent) of the votes counted compared to incumbent Governor Peter Munya’s 221, 591 (43 per cent), which gives him a 10 per cent margin of the valid votes cast and counted.
With 91 per cent of votes counted in West Pokot County, Senator John Lonyangapuo (KANU) is set to trounce incumbent governor Simon Kachapin Kitalei (Jubilee) who had defected from KANU and leads with a margin of 15 per cent of the valid votes cast.
According to the provisional results the senator has 80,120 votes (58 per cent) compared to Kitalei’s 58,042 (42 per cent)
Nandi Senator Stephen Sang (Jubilee) is set to become the next governor of Nandi County based on 96 per cent of the valid votes counted in the county. The incumbent, Cleophas Lagat Kiprop, opted out of the race and pledged to support Mr Sang after losing in the party nominations. Mr Sang currently leads with 237,066 votes (91 per cent). His nearest challenger has 12,810 votes or 4.93 per cent.
With 94 per cent of the votes counted in Nairobi County, Senator Mike Sonko Mbuvi Kioko (Jubilee) is projected to be capital city’s second Governor, having garnered 822,322 votes (54 percent) of the valid votes. The incumbent, Evans Kidero (ODM) is second with 659,060 votes (43 per cent).
West Pokot Senator John Lonyangapuo (KANU) is set to trounce incumbent governor Simon Kachapin Kitalei (Jubilee) who had defected from KANU by a margin of 15 per cent of the valid votes cast and counted.
With 94 per cent of the votes tallied Kisumu Senator Anyang’ Nyong’o (ODM) is leading the county’s gubernatorial reace with 260,495 votes (63 per cent), followed by incumbent Governor Jackton Ranguma at 146,580 votes (36 per cent).