It’s bumper harvest for ODM in Raila’s Nyanza ‘bedroom’

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It's bumper harvest for ODM in Raila's Nyanza 'bedroom'
It's bumper harvest for ODM in Raila's Nyanza 'bedroom'

Africa-Press – Kenya. Raila Odinga’s Orange Democratic Movement party once again stamped its authority in his Nyanza stronghold in the Tuesday election.

IEBC results released for Kisumu’s six constituencies on Thursday revealed that ODM had 34 MCAs elected on its ticket out of the 35 wards in the county.

“Right from the position of of MCAs, all the way to governors dominated the list of winners in Siaya, Kisumu, Homa Bay and Migori,” ODM party said

In Migori, all the parliamentary seats were scooped by the orange party.

Those elected on the party’s ticket in the county included Paul Abuor (Rongo), Walter Owino (Awendo), Mark Nyamita (Uriri), Peter Masara (Suna West), Junet Mohammed (Suna East) ,and Tom Odege (Nyatike).

In Siaya county, six ODM MPs sailed through.

“They included Samuel Atandi (Alego Usonga), Gideon Ochanda (Bondo), Otiende Amolo (Rarieda), Elisha Odhiambo (Gem), Opiyo Wandayi (Ugunja) and Siaya woman representative Dr Christine Ombaka,” ODM said.

In Siaya, only Ugenya MP David Ochieng of MDG won against ODM candidate. He garnered 25,520 votes to beat ODM’s Daniel Odhiambo, who got 22,828.

“ODM also won the governor’s and Senate seat which went to James Orengo and Dr Oburu Odinga respectively,” ODM added.

In neighbouring Kisumu county, the party’s candidates trounced their opponents in all the seats except in one ward where an independent candidate sailed through. The party also lost only one seat, Kisumu East constituency, the report read.

“The orange party also managed to secure six parliamentary seats out of the seven constituencies in the lakeside county,” ODM said.

Kisumu East MP Shakil Shabir – running as independent candidate -sneaked back after beating Nicholas Oricho of ODM to retain the seat, earning himself a fourth straight term.

Kisumu West MP Olago Aluoch of DAP Kenya, who had previously deflated the ODM wave in the region, was not any lucky this time .

He was shown the door by his arch rival Rosa Buyu, who served in the last Parliament as the county woman representative.

In Nyando, Jared Okelo managed to secure a second term after flooring his main challenger Patrick Ouya who was vying as independent candidate.

In Seme, Dr Jame Nyikal clinched a second term after thrashing Agai Kadiri (independent)

Aduma Owuor retained his Nyakach seat after beating main his challenger Ochieng Daima, who was an independent candidate.

In Muhuroni, Onyango Koyoo was ahead of his closest challenger Omulo Okoa with an unassailable lead, while senior counsel Tom Ojienda took the Kisumu county Senate seat after trouncing Jubilee’s Enos Okolo.

Ruth Odinga was headed for victory as the next Kisumu county woman representative against her opponent Valentine Otieno of MDG.

IEBC provisional results also put Governor Anyan’g Nyong’o on the lead against former governor Jack Ranguma of MDG.

Nyong’o took to social media platforms to celebrate the good showing by the party.

In Homa Bay, ODM was headed for a big win in all eight parliamentary seats after four candidates of the party were declared winners.

“The candidates including Caroli Omondi (Suba South), Martin Owino (Ndhiwa), Ongondo Were (Kasupil) and Millie Odhiambo (Suba South) were declared MPs-elect after garnering more votes than their competitors,” ODM added.

Caroli Omondi emerged the winner after getting 25,805 votes against rival Stephen Sangira, who ran as an independent candidate and came second with 14,396 votes.

Edited by Henry Makori

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