Murang'a governor-elect Irungu Kang'ata will be sworn in on Thursday to succeed the outgoing Governor Mwangi Wa Iria who has completed his two terms.
Dr Kang'ata was vying through UDA ticket. He won the governor's seat with 256,561 votes, followed by Jubilee's Jamleck Kamau, who received 91,164. Others in the race were DP's Joseph Wairagu (42,318 votes), Irungu Nyakera of the Farmers Party (21,150), and Dr Moses Mwangi of the Safina Party (4,370).
Senator Kang’ata started as a councilor in the defunct county council before he served as Kiharu MP between 2013 and 2017. The youthful legislator was elected as Murang’a senator in 2017 where he replaced Kembi Gitura.
On the other hand, In the seat of senator, an educationist Joe Nyutu of UDA emerged the winner after garnering 314, 203 votes beating his closest competitor Kembi Gitura of Jubilee party with more than 200, 000 votes. Was followed by Hellen Kigia (independent) who got 13, 402. Comfort Waitherero of KANU garnered 7, 689.
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