Gladys Wanga has won the Homa Bay County governor’s seat after beating Evans Kidero in the hotly contested election.
Wanga won the seat after garnering an impressive 244,559 votes against Kidero’s 154,182 votes; winning with a 90,427 votes margin.
At the same time, Charles Rabudi came a distant third with only 1,244 votes.
In an update on her Facebook page moments after being declared the winner of the polls, Wanga thanked the people of Homa Bay for the opportunity.
She also promised to diligently serve the people of Homa Bay; terming the win a new dawn for the county.
“I thank God Almighty, my family, friends, team members, supporters, and the people of Homabay for this great honor
“We’ve always stood by the People and shall serve the People diligently. A new dawn for Homabay,” Wanga said.
Wanga will be the first female governor from Nyanza.
I thank God Almighty, my family, friends, team members, supporters, and the people of Homabay for this great honor.
We've always stood by the People and shall serve the People DILIGENTLY.
— Hon Gladys Wanga, CBS (@gladyswanga) August 12, 2022
Below is how Kenyans reacted to Wanga’s win.
Thomas Ogege: Congratulations my God has the power to do everything thank you For answered my pray know am remain in one person help our beloved kingpin Raila.
Salome Ongoro: Congratulations nyar Wangaya please do your part and don’t disappoint us make the luo ladies proud we are highly counting on you.
Nalyanya Markzo: Congratulations. Get down to work now madam governor and make homabey a good place.
Elsewhere, Oscar Sudi sent his two wives to pick his election certificate after being re-elected as the Member of National Assembly of Kapseret Constituency.
The outspoken MP also thanked the people of Kapseret for giving him yet another chance to represent them in Parliament.
“Earlier today I sent my lovely wives Lilian and Anne to pick up election certificate on my behalf. I wish to thank great people of Kapseret Constituency for giving me a chance to serve them in the National Assembly for the third time
“I commit to serve my people with diligence, determination and hardwork. May God bless you all,” Sudi wrote.
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