•Embakasi South Returning Officer Mugo Hanson opined that the low voter turn out was as a result of fatigue from the previous elections.
•In 2017, the assembly had only one independent candidate ,the late Naftali Ogola Owuor who represented Korogocho ward.
The number of independent candidates in the third county assembly of Nairobi has increased from one to three.
In 2017, the assembly had only one independent candidate, the late Naftali Ogola Owuor who represented Korogocho ward.
The 61-year-old died last year in December after a long illness.
In the just concluded general elections, two independent candidates ousted Jubilee MCAs who were defending their seats while one replaced an ODM legislator.
Jubilee’s Julius Njoka lost the Kariobangi North seat to Joel Munuve who got 5,359 votes while Peter Warutere lost the Roysambu seat to Sospeter Gathahu after getting 6,317 votes.
In the postponed elections held on Monday, independent candidate Francis Kiragu Kimondo won MCA in Kwa Njenga after getting 2,098 votes.
He beat his closest rival Fransica Kibagendi Kwamboka of United Democratic Alliance who got 1,344.
The seat was previously occupied by Evans Otiso from the Orange Democratic Movement party.
Despite the ward having a total of 28,554 registered voters, only 6,056 turned up to vote.
Embakasi South Returning Officer Mugo Hanson opined that the low voter turnout was a result of fatigue from the previous elections.
At the county assembly, the UDA Party has 36 MCAs, ODM has 35, Wiper party has four, Chama Cha Kazi has one while three seats have been won be independent candidates.
Azimio la Umoja coalition has painted the city blue after winning 13 seats out of 17.