Kirinyaga governor Anne Waiguru has successfully defended her seat in a highly-contested race to unseat her.
Under a United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party ticket,she got 113,088 votes.
Her main rival, the outgoing women representative Wangui Ngirici (independent candidate) got 105,677 votes.
In her acceptance after being awarded her clearance certificate, Waiguru thanked her supporters and her husband whom she described as behind the scenes core pillar in her political ambitions.
Photo of Anne Waiguru
Waiguru termed her win as a miracle admitting that the days leading to the announcement were not easy.
"It is a miracle that I made it and I want to first start by thanking God because if it was not for his strength, ability, wisdom, favour and grace upon me,I would not have been able to be here," said Waiguru.
"I want to thank the people of Kirinyaga because of the confidence that you have shown in me.Despite everything we went through they kept their faith in us and we managed to get this seat,"said Waiguru.
" From the very bottom of my heart...the best husband someone can have...Kamotho.Most of you say I am always looking very calm,it is because he carries the load alot of times behind the scenes.If it wasn't for him I would not have made it beyond these past 5 days. Thank you for being there for the support to the family,"she added.
The formal declaration by Independent Electoral Boundaries Commission (IEBC) comes a day after Azimio presidential running mate Martha Karua publicly congratulated Ngirici for 'winning' before the formal results were declared.
"Congratulations Ngirici your win is for great significance,"wrote Karua in a tweet that has since been flagged.
IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati warned politicians and kenyans against declaring results until its officials formally declare the winners and issue a certificate to elected politicians.
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