ONLY FOUR WOMEN

Bumper harvest as UDA wins 83% Nyeri MCA seats

Four were elected on independent tickets while one was elected on ANC party ticket.

In Summary

•However, Mathira constituency delivered 100 per cent of MCAs elected with all the six elected on UDA party ticket.

•Only four women were elected to the assembly.

Nyeri county's second assembly in session
Nyeri county's second assembly in session
Image: EUTYCAS MUCHIRI

Deputy President William Ruto’s UDA party clinched 25 (83 per cent) out of 30 seats in the Nyeri county assembly.

Four were elected on independent tickets while one, Karima MCA-elect in Othaya Eunice Wagaki, was elected on ANC party ticket.

Those elected on independent tickets are Stanley Wakibia (Aguthi in Tetu constituency), Cyrus Nderitu (Mukurweini Central in Mukurwe-ini constituency), Margaret Muthoni (Kiganjo/Mathari in Nyeri town) and Wachira Kanyi (Thegu River in Kieni).

However, Mathira constituency delivered 100 per cent of MCAs elected with all the six elected on UDA party ticket.

Only four women were elected to the assembly.

They include Wagaki (ANC), Gatitu/Muruguru MCA Zipporah Njithi (UDA), Gakawa MCA Charity Wangui (UDA) and Kiganjo/Mathari MCA Margaret Muthoni retained her seat on an Independent ticket.

This is an improvement compared to the second assembly which had three elected women MCAs.

18 out of the 30 MCAs retained their seats which accounts for 60 per cent reelection.

Former Konyu MCA  Eric Wamumbi succeeded Rigathi Gachagua as Mathira MP while the speaker of the county assembly John Kaguchia was elected Mukurwe-ini MP.

 

Edited by Kiilu Damaris

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