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Learn from 2013 poll, IEBC told

Saturday, March 9, 2013 - 00:00 -- BY MARTIN MWITA

SALIM Mgala Mvurya is the new elected Kwale county governor in the March 4, polls.

Mvurya won on an ODM ticket getting 63,078 votes with UDF’s Simeon Mwero Mkala coming second with 22,262 votes.

Speaking after being declared the winner at the Kenya School of Government in Matuga, Mvurya termed the general election a historic event under the new constitution.

He however faulted the electoral commission for its slow operations.

“IEBC has tried but some of its officers were incompetent. The Biometric Voter Registration also failed. It is a good lesson to help them improve in future.” said Mvuria.

He said his county government will first engage in capacity building of the county executive as well as transforming Kwale into a full county government.

“I thank Kwale residents for turning out in large numbers during the elections. I believe in good governance and prosperity. I am a transformative leader and I promise to work with other leaders to transform Kwale,” said Mvurya.