Outgoing Lang’ata MP Nixon Korir has conceded defeat to media personality Phelix Awuor Kodhe, alias Jalang’o.
The MP allied to Deputy President William Ruto accepted defeat in a statement on his Facebook page on Wednesday, August 10.
In his message, Korir thanked the people of Lang’ata for giving him an opportunity to serve as their MP for the last five years.
“To the people of Langata, I sincerely thank you for according me an opportunity to be your Member of Parliament for the last 5 years. Its been a great opportunity that gave me an avenue to contribute to our nation building and service to the people,” he wrote.
Korir noted that from the results tallied at his command center, chances of him defending his seat were low.
“From the results that we’ve tallied at the Generali centre, my competitor Jalango has a lead and I want to congratulate his as he prepares to take the mantle and move Langata forward. Siasa si chuki. God bless Langata,” he added.
At the same time, SportPesa CEO Captain Ronald Karauri emerged winner in the Kasarani parliamentary seat race.
Karauri garnered 32,315 votes to unseat incumbent, Mercy Gakuya.
The CEO emerged victor in the race followed by John Njoroge who garnered 30,575 votes; a 2,000 votes difference.
Gakuya emerged third with only 24,967 votes.
Karauri took to Twitter to celebrate his win, noting that he was ready to serve the people of Kasarani constituency.
“What God has done no man can undo. It’s a new dawn in Kasarani. Kazi ianze sasa,” said Karauri.
Karauri contested for the seat as an independent candidate after failing to clinch the Jubilee ticket.
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