The results of the FORD Kenya party primaries that were held afresh in Trans Nzoia County have been released. The party primaries in Saboti and Kiminini were rescheduled for Friday after rowdy youth messed up the initial exercise, and some voting material were even burnt.
The winner for the County MP seat was Christine Tanguli who scored 41,838, followed by her rival Dr Susan Wafula who scored 24,296 while Eunice Wamalwa got 7,404.
The Saboti MP position was taken by Joseph Pepela, who led by 6,851, followed by William Nangulu who got 6,310, Wafula Mutacho got 4,745 and Kennedy Simiyu got 1,892. However, Nangulu has disputed the elections saying it was marred by malpractices and promised to go back to his supporters who will advise him concerning his next move. He insisted his name will be on the ballot paper on August 8th.
“I have been short changed in the whole exercise and am disappointed by the released results,” said Nangulu, “Am promising my supporters that my name will be on the ballot in August,” said Nangulu.
On the Senatorial position, it was a do and die battle between the incumbent Henry Ole Ndiema and nominated senator Catherine Mukite with the incumbent Ndiema beating Mukite with 23,180.
Earlier on, Kwanza MP Ferdinand Wanyonyi had won the FORD Kenya Kwanza ticket, Patrick Simiyu won at Cherangany, Paul Moiben at Endebess while MP for Kiminini Dr Chris Wamalwa was given direct party ticket. Governor Patrick Khaemba was given a direct ticket too, and this had led to complaints from some of the FORD Kenya gubernatorial aspirants.