(PHOTOS) Kiambaa MP aspirants cast their vote in high stakes poll

In Summary

• Eight candidates entered the fray, but the poll turned into a two-horse race, pitting Jubilee Party's Kariri Njama against United Democratic Alliance's John Njuguna.

• Njama cast his vote for Kiambaa parliamentary seat at Gacii Primary School, while Njuguna cast his vote at Thimbigua Primary School polling station.

Jubilee candidate Kariri Njama casting his vote for Kiambaa parliamentary seat at Gacii Primary School on July 15th 2021./DOUGLAS OKIDDY
Jubilee candidate Kariri Njama casting his vote for Kiambaa parliamentary seat at Gacii Primary School on July 15th 2021./DOUGLAS OKIDDY

Kiambaa residents on Thursday went to the polls to elect their new MP.

The by-elections are being conducted following the death of Kiambaa MP Paul Koinange, who succumbed to Covid-19 related complications.

He passed on at Nairobi Hospital where he was undergoing treatment.

Kiambaa parliamentary aspirant John Njuguna Wanjiku casts his vote at Thimbigua Primary School polling station in 14 July 2021/ Courtesy
Kiambaa parliamentary aspirant John Njuguna Wanjiku casts his vote at Thimbigua Primary School polling station in 14 July 2021/ Courtesy

Eight candidates entered the fray, but the poll turned into a two-horse race, pitting Jubilee Party's Kariri Njama against United Democratic Alliance's John Njuguna.

Njama cast his vote for Kiambaa parliamentary seat at Gacii Primary School, while Njuguna cast his vote at Thimbigua Primary School polling station.

In the past month, residents have been treated to campaigns like no other.

The campaigning has been rigorous and both Jubilee and UDA pulled out all the stops in their bids to win the seat. 

On Thursday morning, Kiambaa residents confronted National Assembly Majority Leader Amos Kimunya at Kimuga polling station during the start of voting at the Kiambaa by-election.

Kimunya must go! He must go!

These were the chants of a section of the residents, claiming that Kimunya was not a voter nor an agent in the by-election.

Hakutakuwa na Amani Mpaka atoke hapa. Kimunya must go!” They were heard shouting as they surged towards him.

Kimunya who was standing next to police officers was seen consulting on what to do next.