ODM humiliated in Ugenya and Embakasi South by-elections

Irsghad SumraODM's Irshad Sumra

Orange Democratic Movement ODM party has lost in the Embakasi South and Ugenya parliamentary mini-polls.

In Embakasi South, Irshad Sumra of ODM conceded defeat to Wiper’s Julius Mawathe. This was even before official results were announced by IEBC.

Sumra pledged to support and work with the incoming MP. The results from 90 polling stations out of 221 showed Mr Mawathe leading with 7,905 votes against Sumra’s 3,387.

Sumra said his Mawathe had planned well for the by-election. “I had also planned well but I guess my finishing was poor. So, I will work with Mawathe since he has won this contest fair and square. My party leader also called and congratulated me for my input in the by-elections,” said Sumra.

Ugenya

In Ugenya Constituency, Movement for Democracy and Growth party candidate David Ochieng carried the day in the mini-poll. Ochieng garnered 18,730 votes to floor ODM’s Chris Karan who got 14,507 votes.

“The will of the people can never be diverted; their wish will always emerge victorious,” Ochieng said.

The by-election was called after the Kisumu High Court nullified Karan’s win over irregularities.

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