ELECTION 2022

Cliff Ombeta concedes defeat in Bonchari MP race

"Bonchari had a different vision from mine. Grateful for the run and the experience."

In Summary

• He became the third candidate do publicly concede defeat in the August 9 race.

• Others who conceded defeat are Moses Kuria of Gatundu South and Naomi Shaban of Taveta.

Cliff Ombeta.
Cliff Ombeta.
Image: CLIFF OMBETTA/TWITTER

Lawyer Cliff Ombeta has conceded defeat in the Bonchari parliamentary race.

Ombeta broke the news through his twitter handle Wednesday morning.

"Bonchari had a different vision from mine. Grateful for the run and the experience. Perhaps next time we may have the same view," the tweet read.

He became the third candidate to publicly concede defeat in the August 9  contest.

Others who conceded defeat are Moses Kuria of Gatundu South and Naomi Shaban of Taveta.

Ombeta, however, said his loss in the contest didn't mark the end of his political ambition.

"Bonchari Enyia has and always will be in my heart. Those who believed in me, we will keep it alive. This will not be our end politically," Ombeta said.

The criminal lawyer thanked his campaign team and urged them to keep the spirit alive even as he admitted their vision differed with that of the Bonchari electorate whose mandate they sought at the August 9 polls.

"Our vision was probably not the same with the ordinary Boncharian, therefore, we must bring it back to them in a different dimension," Ombeta said.  

"You all had your beliefs in me," he added.

Ombeta was vying on the UDA party ticket against 11 other candidates in the Bonchari MP race.

They include incumbent MP Pavel Oimeke and former legislators Mary Otara and Zebedeo Opore of Green Movement Party and Jubilee Party respectively.

Others are Kevin Mosomi of Party of Democracy and Unity (PDU), Victor Omanwa of Party of Economic Democracy (PED), Jonah Ondieki of The New Democrats (TND).

Eric Oigo of National Reconstruction Alliance (NRA), David Ogega of Kenya Social Congress (KSC), Margaret Nyabuto of Maendeleo Chap Chap (MCC), Charles Mogaka of Progressive Party of Kenya (PPK), Paul Matagaro of Mwangaza Tu Party and Jeremiah Atancha of Agano Party were also in the race.


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