•Barasa was declared the winner in the Kakamega governor race after garnering 192,768 votes against his closest challenger Malala who got 59,275 votes.
•Malala lauded the IEBC for conducting free, fair and credible elections.
ANC Governor candidate Cleophas Malala has conceded defeat in the Kakamega race.
Speaking on Tuesday, he urged his supporters not to be duped that his votes were stolen.
"Hakuna kura iliibiwa. Don't be lied to, no votes were stolen. The results are valid and I accept them,” Malala noted.
ODM's Fernandes Barasa was Tuesday declared the winner in the Kakamega governor race after garnering 192,768 votes against his closest challenger Malala who got 59,275 votes.
The election which was postponed twice by Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) recorded a low voter turnout.
Barasa won in all the constituencies in the southern region and two others in the northern region, while Malala won in all constituencies in the central and northern regions.
Malala congratulated Barasa, terming the win as deserved and indisputable.
He said he was ready to offer any part of his manifesto that Barasa may find suitable in their new government for the progress of Kakamega.
He also lauded the IEBC for conducting free, fair and credible elections.
Thanking his campaign team, Malala said he was proud of himself for making it to the ballot.
“We put up our best and I’m very proud of myself... I didn't expect to get this far,” he noted.
The former Senator is hopeful for a bright political future.
“Our road ahead will go far and it is a step toward making history… I’m optimistic that we are going to do better. We dared to dream,” he added.
Malala also expressed his gratitude to the people of Kakamega who voted for him.