Lucy Ng’endo Chomba garnered 979 votes in the Jubilee nominations despite a low turnout by voters. Francis Njoroge came second with 508 votes and Lucy Njamba garnered 213 votes.
During her victory speech, Chomba stated that she would complete all the projects that were started by her late husband.
“I want to thank all my supporters for turning up in numbers. I promise that I will not let you down. I will ensure that I serve all equally whether they voted for me or not,” she noted.
The seat fell vacant in October last year after her late husband Peter Chomba succumbed after developing breathing complications.
Since then, the position has attracted more than 10 aspirants from various parties despite a plea issued by Deputy President William Ruto.
Ruto, during the late Chomba’s burial last year, called for other aspirants to shelve their ambitions to allow her to complete the term.
“It’s good if we allow Mama Lucy to have this seat so that she completes the term of our departed brother Chomba. Therefore, we’re going to have discussions on how to implement this,” Ruto stated.
She will face off with Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) Party candidate Andrew Ouma in what is set to be a hotly contested seat.
Elsewhere, in the Hells Gate nominations, Virginia Wamaitha also secured her ticket by garnering 560 votes.
The Jubilee nominations however were marred by chaos as police officers were forced to lob teargas on unruly Jubilee members who wanted the exercise halted.
They termed the exercise as unfair as they were blocked from voting because their names were missing in the register.