Likuyani MP Enock Kibunguchy loses his seat

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Likuyani Returning officer Fredrick Odenge announcing results
Likuyani Returning officer Fredrick Odenge announcing results

Likuyani Member of Parliament Dr. Enoch Kibunguchy has lost his seat after being defeated by a new entrant in politics Innocent Maino Mugabe in hotly contested elections.

According to official results released by Constituency Returning Officer at Moi Girls Nangili Secondary school early Thursday morning, Mr Fredrick Odenge,  the MP elect emerged victorious with  17, 543 votes against Kibunguchy’s 13,382.

Dr. Kibunguchy who has served Likuyani  constituency for two consecutive terms after also serving as Lugari MP between 2002 – 2007 was defending his seat on a Ford Kenya ticket while Mugabe vied on an Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) ticket with the difference between the two being  4,161 votes.

Likuyani MP elect Innocent Maino Mugabe addressing after being declared the winner
Likuyani MP elect Innocent Maino Mugabe addressing after being declared the winner

The parliamentary seat attracted nine candidates with Deberious Shikuku  Wafula of United Democratic Alliance (UDA) finishing third after getting 8,385 votes.

Others were Joram Mweresa of DAP-K who garnered 1, 049 votes, Sternly Kagunza of UDP 657 votes, Evans Musungu of  ANC  476, Paul Nabishwa of Maendeleo Chap Chap party  250, Jerom Ogola Independent(192) and Levina Nganyi of UPA who got 106 votes.

Elsewhere, Likuyani electorates have voted new faces to the Kakamega County Assembly.

Dickson Ombaya who has led Nzoia ward for the last 15 year was shown the door by Collins Chapurukha, who is new Member of County Assembly (MCA) for Nzoia ward.

In other elections, Kennedy Lutilo was elected as the new MCA for Sango ward, while Robert Kundu Makhanu who lost to Josphat Mwasame in 2017 was elected again as Kongoni ward MCA while Antony Wangila Miksi is the new county assembly rep for Sinoko ward.

Brian Mafunga was the only MCA from Likuyani Constituency to retain his seat.

In presidential race the Azimio la Umoja presidential candidate Raila Odinga garnered  32, 624 votes while his main competitor Dr. William Samoei Ruto of Kenya Kwanza managed 9, 361 as David Mwaure and Prof. George Wajackoya managed 108 and 176 votes respectfully.