Tallies Show Victory For Waiguru, Passaris And Journalist Mohammed Ali
Anne Waiguru, journalist Mohammed Ali and businesswoman Esther Passaris are likely to win the seats they vied for in the national election.
Waiguru, who once served as Devolution Cabinet Secretary, had 108,736 votes, by 6.50am on Wednesday, against Narc Kenya leader Martha Karua's 77,874.
Bedan Kagai had 6,599 votes while Governor Joseph Ndathi trailed at 3,033.
Kirinyaga governor aspirants Anne Waiguru and Martha Karua with President Uhuru Kenyatta at the start of his tour of Jubilee Party campaigns in the county, June 28, 2017. /COURTESY
Waiguru and Karua battled it out for the governor post in the county that has 349,836 registered voters, and is position 23 in the list of counties with the most voters.
Waiguru resigned from her minister post in November 2015 following the Sh1.8 billion NYS scandal while Karua was Justice minister in former President Mwai Kibaki's regime.
The former CS trounced Ndathi during the Jubilee Party primaries.
The public had expected President Uhuru Kenyatta to endorse Waiguru or Karua during their rigorous campaigns but he said the people would make the choice.
Ali, known for the Jicho Pevu show, wants to take over from Hezron Awiti as Nyali MP. He went independent after ditching NASA presidential candidate Raila Odinga's ODM party.
The former KTN journalist had 20,768 votes at that time and was followed by ODM's Said Salim (12,643), Jubilee's Ashraf Bayusuf (7,556) and Wiper's John Mcharo (2,586).
Passaris had 639 470 votes and was followed by incumbent Nairobi woman representative Rachel Shebesh who had 514,790.
Passaris is in the orange party and Shebesh in Jubilee Party.
Follow us on Twitter @theglobengr
GET YOUR INSTANT SMS DELIVERY ALL NETWORK ON SFWSMS.COM. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER AND ENJOY CHEAP RELIABLE BULKSMS SERVICE.