United Democratic Alliance candidate, Muraya the emerged the victorious in the seat that was left vacant by the death of John Mburu who was succumbed to cancer back in January. The UDA candidate thrashed his close opponent linked with Uhuru in style.
In the results released by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), Mr Muraya garnered 4,178 votes beating his close opponent Peter Thinji of the Jubilee Party who came second with 3,051 votes.
Isaac Ndegwa featured third with minute votes followed by an independent candidate Gerald Njoroge with 21 votes just 30 votes behind Maendeleo Chap Chap party candidate
The outcome is a blow to president Uhuru Kenyatta because his own ally is struggling to make a statement in his home county. This is an impressive beginning for the deputy president ahead of 2020 general election.
The victorious candidate in his speech, he promised to unite the people of Rurii.
"My first assignment will be uniting the people of Rurii and completing the work which was left by my predecessor," said Mr Muraya.
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