Molo legislator, Francis Kuria Kimani succesfully defended his seat on a UDA party ticket.
The second time Member of Parliament managed to garner 34,005 votes against Jubilee’s Zakayo Gichuki who came in second with 9,888 votes.
Addressing his supporters after being declared the winner by the area Returning Officer, Vincent Kimilili, Kuria thanked the residents for entrusting him in running the sub-county affairs saying that he will deliver as per the promises made.
He pointed out that during his second term, he was going to push for more development agendas including improving infrastructure in schools and 100 percent electricity connectivity to homes within the sub-county.
The incumbent whose constituency has had a history of legislators serving for only one term said he was glad to have broken these jinx 30 years later and urged his rivals not to shy away from leadership but come on board and help improve the lives of the locals in other capacities.
Molo attracted seven contestants and Florence Wairimu Kabii (Independent candidate) garnered 2299, followed by Jacob Macharia an independent candidate who polled 1165, Nancy Njoki of DP party got 570 votes, Peter Kairegi, an independent candidate polled 298 and Judy Chepngetich trailed with 208 votes.
The MP lauded the locals for conducting themselves in a peaceful manner during the election period and urged them to maintain the same even after the announcement of the presidential election results.
On his part, the legislator observed that Molo has had a history of election violence and being a cosmopolitan town, they have demonstrated maturity thus a good change that will enhance economic development in the area.
By Emily Kadzo and Hiram Kinuthia