ELECTION 2022

Machacha concedes defeat in Bungoma Senate race

He lauded his rival Wetang'ula for retaining the seat

In Summary
  • Machacha added that if the Deputy President William Ruto wins the presidential election, Senator Wetang’ula would serve as the National Assembly Speaker.
  • He said he was still equal to the task to represent Bungoma people if given the opportunity to serve as an MP. 
Jacob Machacha addresses the press on August 10, 2022.
ELECTION 2022: Jacob Machacha addresses the press on August 10, 2022.
Image: TONY WAFULA

Bungoma senatorial candidate Jacob Machacha has conceded defeat.

Speaking to the press on Wednesday in Kanduyi, Machacha lauded his rival, Ford Kenya party leader Moses Wetang’ula, for retaining the senatorial seat.

“According to the preliminary polls results that are streaming in, it shows that Wetang’ula is taking this seat very early,” he said.

“Elections are not about fighting, let other contestants in other positions who might have failed to meet their expectations accept the polls results and back those who have won.” 

Machacha added that if the Deputy President William Ruto wins the presidential election, Senator Wetang’ula would serve as the National Assembly Speaker.

He said he was still equal to the task to represent Bungoma people if given the opportunity to serve as an MP. 

"I want to thank all who stood by me and voted for me, especially in Sirisia, where I got 21,000 votes ," Machacha said. 

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