Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party posted a good show in Migori County after all its former MPs bagged their seats in the hotly contested Tuesday general elections.
In what many thought the party was headed for a rude shock in a battle with independent candidates, the ODM ticket runners sailed through giving Raila Odinga, the party chairman, good soldiers from that region.
According to results so far declared by constituency returning officers (ROs) in their respective areas, Suna East Parliamentary seat was reclaimed by Junet Mohammed (ODM) who polled 26, 516 votes against his closest rival on an independent ticket, Elias Okumu’s 4, 978 votes.
In Suna West, Peter Masara retained the seat with 23, 579 votes beating his closest rival of independent party, Joseph Obiero Ndiege who garnered 14, 945 votes.
Former Uriri MP Mark Ogola Nyamita (ODM) sailed back after garnering 43,758 votes against his opponent who vied as an independent Jared Kwaga who got 6,014 votes.
In Nyatike former MP Tom Mboya Odege (ODM) won with 25,069 votes trouncing his closest rival Edick Anyanga an independent candidate who managed 15,967 votes.
Former Awendo MP Walter Owino (ODM) also won back his seat with 29,693 votes beating his closest rival Dr. Iscah Oluoch’s 11,000 as former Rongo MP Paul Abuor (ODM) also beat other competitors to win with 36,612 votes.
In Kuria region, a strong hold of United Democratic Alliance (UDA) Party chairman Dr. William Ruto, former Jubilee MP, Marwa Kitayama reclaimed his seat back on a UDA ticket after collecting 15,562 votes against his four rivals running on different party tickets.
However, in the Kuria West Parliamentary seat, where former Jubilee MP, Mathias Robi was seeking re-election, chaos emerged last evening on claims of vote stealing.
Official vote tallying for presidential, gubernatorial, senate and woman representative positions had just commenced early this morning and results are expected to come in the course of the day.
By George Agimba