•In results issued at Kadika Secondary School by Suna East returning officer Clement Osiemo, Junet was leading with 26,516 votes.
•His closest rival Kileleshwa MCA Elias Okuma of DAP-K came in a distant second with 4,978 votes.
Suna East MP Junet Mohammed comfortably retained his seat despite campaigning in the area only once and for less than two hours.
In results issued at Kadika Secondary School by Suna East returning officer Clement Osiemo, Junet was leading with 26,516 votes.
His closest rival Kileleshwa MCA Elias Okuma of DAP-K came in a distant second with 4,978 votes.
MDG candidate Odipo Patrick was third with 4,808, followed by former Migori county executive Elijah Odhiambo who had 2,266 as an independent candidate.
Amimo Samuel, an independent candidate followed with 1,280 votes while Hassan Bashir was last with 686 votes.
“We have been voting peaceful and I believe the will of voters will prevail at the ballot,” Junet said on Tuesday after casting his ballot at Muslim Primary School before taking a flight back to Nairobi.
The only time Junet was seen in Suna East was on August 2 at Osingo and Ngege villages accompanied by Mombasa governor Hassan Joho for less than two hours to hand over two schools buses to area schools bought by NG-CDF.
His wife Dekah Jamaa has been hitting the ground to campaign for his re-election.
Bruno Liende, Suna East MP candidate who backed off from the race, took to social media to chide other candidates saying they were floored by Junet’s wife Dekah and not the legislator.
“Congratulations Junet Mohammed for finishing four men, I told these fellow men to sit down and produce one candidate and battle with Junet and they had refused, I had to quit and let them go,” Liende posted.
Nick Oluoch, a Communication Lecturer and political pundit said Junet's closeness with Raila and ability to maintain a strong network from polling centre committees have been a plus for him.
“Despite not being in the constituency, other ODM candidates from MCA to county seats have been using his networks and campaigning for him,” Oluoch said.
Jamaa has been using this to campaign for her husband.
“While other politicians close to Raila have deserted him to concentrate on their own campaigns, Junet has stuck at national politics for the love of Odinga. Voters are seeing this keenly,” Dekah Jamaa, the legislator’s wife said.
Jamaa said every day Suna East voters have been seeing Junet shielding Raila in national politics which has kept him busy, but the ground was still intact.
“Junet has not been on the re-election trail for his seat, just because of his love and dedication for the Luo community and the need for the presidential seat. We know the ground is intact,” Jamaa said.
She was speaking at Kadika village when she met elders, opinion shapers and voters from Nyamware, Kadika and Ombo polling centres.
In other results in the constituency, Raila Odinga clinched the presidential votes with 38,391 votes followed by Deputy President William Ruto with 2,128 votes while Wahiga David got 27 and Wajackoyah George with 74 votes.
All ODM MCA candidates were declared winners with Martin Okello for Kakrao ward, Samuel Obrien for Suna Central, Caleb Ong’ele for Kwa ward and Charles Koyoo for God Jope.