Lurambi Member of Parliament Bishop Titus Khamala has been re-elected to the National Assembly in a contest that attracted six candidates.
The MP garnered 32,309 votes to win the constituency’s seat with the second in the race, Timothy Vikiru Bunyali garnering only 9,342 votes.
Other candidates who contested were Achieng Eunice Onyango who got 657 votes, Andati Walter Maube with 1,787 votes, Khainga Stanley Ominde who got 6,163 and Makokha Denis Mukoya who got 265 votes.
Bishop Khamala welcomed the victory terming it historical and resounding in a constituency that has over 89, 535 registered voters and 178 polling stations.
“It is not easy for an MP to be re-elected in the Lurambi Constituency. I am grateful that I am among the first,” he noted.
The MP noted that the many votes show that constituent’s had confidence in his service and assured that he would continue to serve them with honesty and transparency.
He added that he will have enough time to complete development projects he started during the first term and launch new development projects to improve their lives.
He promised that more focus will be on improving school infrastructure, distribution of electricity, improving the road network and enhancing bursary allocation.
The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Lurambi Constituency Returning Officer, Salim Abdala Salim, congratulated the MP Elect asking him to utilize the opportunity to improve the lives of residents.
However, two of the candidates who lost, Khainga Stanley Ominde and Timothy Vikiru Bunyali rejected the votes and vowed to file a petition in court to contest the results.
Vikiru said the elections were marred with irregularities regretting that they were ignored even after complaining to the IEBC officials.
He claimed some of their agents were denied access to polling centers and that some marked ballot papers surfaced in the tallying center to their disadvantage.
He said they have registered their complaints with both the police and the Returning Officer.
“I had committed to conceding defeat if the election process would be free, fair and credible,” he added.
By Moses Wekesa