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Sunday, August 20, 2017

Magara, Nyamweya lose bids, but their parties win 4 seats

Former South Mugirango MP Manson Nyamweya. /FILE
Former South Mugirango MP Manson Nyamweya. /FILE

Even though former South Mugirango MPs Manson Nyamweya and Omingo Magara unsuccessfully contested for governor and senator, their parties won two parliamentary seats each.

Magara is PDP’s party leader, Nyamweya is KNC’s boss. The two have not spoken since they lost.

In the Senate race, Magara was beaten by Sam Ongeri of ODM, and Nyamweya was third in the governor contest.

Governor James Ongwae was reelected and outgoing Senator Chris Obure was second.

Magara’s PDP clinched the Bonchari seat through Oroo Oyioka, while Innocent Momanyi won the Bobasi seat.

Both politicians ditched ODM.

Nyamweya’s KNC won the South Mugirango seat through Sylvanus Osoro, and the Bomachoge Chache was taken by youthful Alfah Miruka. The parties secured at least 10 MCA seats each. Only about 10 out of the 45 MCAs in the county regained their seats.

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