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Sunday, August 20, 2017

Jubilee crushed ODM because people want change — Nyamoko

Returning officer Marjorie Owino hands a certificate to North Mugirango MP-elect Joash Nyamoko / ANGWENYI GICHANA
Returning officer Marjorie Owino hands a certificate to North Mugirango MP-elect Joash Nyamoko / ANGWENYI GICHANA

North Mugirango MP-elect Joash Nyamoko yesterday said Jubilee vanquished ODM because its leaders mounted better campaigns and residents wanted change.

Jubilee’s Jerusha Momanyi won woman representative seat, while lawyer Shadrack Mose clinched Kitutu Masaba MP seat.

President Uhuru Kenyatta garnered more than 54 per cent of votes cast in the county beating NASA flagbearer Raila Odinga.

However, NASA won the governor seat, which was retained by John Nyagarama of ODM, with lawyer Okongó Omogeni winning the Senate seat .

Ford Kenya’s Vincent Kemosi won the West Mugirango MP seat and Ben Momanyi of Wiper the Borabu MP seat. However, JP’s candidate for Borabu Patrick Osero has vowed to challenge Momanyi’s election. In 2013, the defunct Cord coalition won all elective seats in the county.

“The wave we created was so strong and we did a lot of work. It was time for change in Nyamira county. This is a good shift,” Nyamoko, the outgoing Nyamira assembly speaker, said on the phone yesterday. “Even though we had limited resources, the people had made up their minds to vote for President Uhuru.”

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