|Written By:Margaret Kalekye, Posted: Mon, Nov 28, 2011|
PNU’s Walter Nyambati has recaptured the Kitutu Masaba parliamentary seat.
Nyambati took the lead right from the start to reclaim the seat in the Monday by -election that was characterized by a low voter turnout.
He got 11496 votes to trounce his closed opponent Timothy Bosire of ODM who bagged 9388 votes.
Coming in third was Mose Shadrack John (KNC) who got 8412 votes while Ford-P Okioma Samson Mwancha garnered 3778 votes.
Narc Kenya’s Mose Nyambega managed to get 3241votes and Zacharia Ogongo (Narc) got 1578.
The rest of the candidates got less that 500 votes with Francis Manyibe (FPK) trailing with a paltry 54 votes.
The seat had attracted 15 candidates.
The MP-Elect thanked the constituents for re-electing him.
He said his win was a clear demonstration that the residents had confidence in him adding that there was no need of the by-election that he said had wasted time and resources.
“The court does not elect leaders they are elected by people” an elated Nyabati told journalists.
He said the poll was free and fair adding that PNU had set a good example of how democracy should work.
Earlier, voting got off to a slow start on Monday morning which candidates blamed on the rainy weather.
Short queues were witnessed at Nyamwanga, Riakworo, Kiomakondo, Gesima, Kebirichi and Gesure polling stations.
ODM candidate Timothy Bosire cast his vote at Nyamwanga primary school polling station at 9.30am and exuded confidence that he would emerge winner in the poll.
Security was tight as GSU personnel patrolled the constituency following attacks on former South Mugirango MP Omingo Magara and two others on Sunday night over alleged voter bribery attempts.
PNU candidate Walter Nyambati cast his vote at Gesure primary school polling station later in the day.
The seat fell vacant after the High Court nullified Walter Nyambati’s win on August 12, after a hearing that spanned three years.
Out of about 68,000 registered voters , 36594 cast their ballots in 111 polling stations. valid votes were 35956, while 667 were rejected. No votes were disputed.