• The position was previously held by the new Lamu East MP-elect Ruweida Obbo of Jubilee party.
• Marubu prioritises women, youth and people with disabilities through empowerment programmes.
Independent Muthoni Marubu, a former Lapsset official, is the new Lamu Woman Representative-elect.
Marubu, 30, was the youngest in the race and battled five other candidates, winning with 16,480 votes. She had run in 2017 but lost.
She is the former head of Community Liaison and Stakeholders Engagement at Lapsset (Lamu Port-South Sudan-Ethiopia-Transport).
The position was previously held by the new Lamu East MP-elect Ruweida Obbo of Jubilee party.
Former Kenya Ports Authority clerical officer Nana Mohamed Mote of the Jubilee Party came second with 13,174 votes. Nominated MCA Amina Kale Loo of ANC came third with 10,398 votes.
Also in the race were entrepreneur and Myra Botanics CEO Maryam Abdalla Abubakar of the Pamoja African Alliance (PAA) with 6,115 votes.
Nutritionist and businesswoman Eshar Abdalla Nizar of ODM won 2,500 votes and counselling psychologist Loyce Dama Luwali of Narc Kenya got 1,074 votes.
On Saturday morning, Lamu county Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission manager Maro Ade declared Marubu the winner.
“We had six candidates who contested for the Lamu county Woman Representative member of the National Assembly.
Speaking after receiving the election certificate, Marubu, pledged to work with other leaders to develop Lamu.
She served as nominated MCA from 2013 to 2017.
“I have served as MCA and Lapsset Community Liaison Officer. That means I have all the experience at the community level and in politics. I thank Lamu voters for believing in me and I won’t fail you,” Marubu said.
She said she would prioritise women, youth and people with disability with empowerment programmes.
Born and raised in Hindi, Lamu West, Marubu holds a degree in International Relations (diplomacy and foreign affairs) from United States International University.
(Edited by V. Graham)