• Otundo who run on PPK ticket said it is high time losers joined winners in developing the nation.
• She said those elected to various offices need the support of those who were unsuccessful to make strides in development at the county and national levels.
A candidate who lost the Kisii woman representative seat has called on those who lost not to lose hope but continue with the journey.
Rachael Otundo said politics is a game where there must be victors and losers.
Otundo who run on a PPK ticket on Thursday said it is high time losers joined winners in developing the nation.
"We all understand that in any competition there must be winners and losers. But the process of winning should be fair and transparent," she told the Star on phone.
Otundo who is also the Kisii Governance Watch secretary said those elected to various offices need the support of those who were unsuccessful to make strides in development at the county and national levels.
She however said she chose to run for the woman MP seat after she was shortchanged by UDA in favour of Ezekiel Machogu.
The activist cum politician claimed that some leaders in the Kisii community are highly patriarchal, that is why they don't want to see any woman ascend to power.
“I was the first and only woman to eye the gubernatorial seat but some forces did not want me to sail through," she said.
Otundo who beat 11 other candidates to become third after garnering 31,575 votes, called for peace as the country waits the swearing in of the fifth president of the republic of Kenya.
"Elections are behind us that is why I call on each and every leader to preach peace," she said.
Otundo said a political contest has it's results, which requires that the will of the people is respected.
(Edited by Bilha Makokha)