People’s Empowerment Party Candidate George Koimburi has officially been announced as the winner of in the Juja by-election.
Koimburi won the by-election after getting 12,159 votes against Jubilee’s Susan Waititu, who garnered 5,746 votes.
The win puts Jubilee in a tough position after losing Rurii ward seat in Nyandarua County to UDA, a party associated to Deputy President William Ruto. People’s Empowerment Party is associated to Moses Kuria.
Koimburi contested against former MP Francis Munyua Waititu alias Wakapee in the 2017 general elections but lost to the late lawmaker.
On Tuesday evening, Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) announced that it had suspended the tallying process for Juja constituency following the disruption by a group of individuals led by Kiambu Governor James Nyoro.
George Koimburi of People's Empowerment Party (PEP) wins Juja Parliamentary by-election after garnering 12,159 votes against Jubilee's Susan Waititu with 5,746 votes.#KenyaMilele #KenyaProjects #JujaDecides #JujaNiKoimburi #marthakoome #WomenWhoCode #twitterbot #Uhuru pic.twitter.com/UDx9DHa6N2
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Condemning the incident IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati said “These acts of hooliganism made it impossible for the tallying process to proceed.”
The ruling Jubilee party has suffered an embarrassing loss in the just concluded by-elections bearing in mind that they lost in both Rurii Ward in Nyandarua and Bonchari constituency in Kisii.
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