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Bonchari MP exits politics after losing in ODM primaries:" he served only for 1 year and 3 months"

Bonchari constituents went back to polling stations to elect their new member of parliament after the sudden death of their area member of parliament Hon. John Too Oyioka last year.

The late legislator died on 16th February last year after a short illness. Legislator John Oroo Oyioka had only served for three years and few months before his death. He won the parliamentary seat in 2017 polls on a progressive alliance party ticket.

The death of the member of parliament led to a by election where ODM candidate Pavel Oimeke won the parliamentary seat on a narrow vote margin. He beat UDA candidate who was the wife of the late member of parliament John Oroo Oyioka.

Legislator Pavel Oimeke has served as a member of parliament for one year and three months before losing in ODM party primaries. He was trounced down by new political entrant Jonah Onkendi who will now fly ODM party flag in the forthcoming elections.

Today the incumbent legislator officially announced to exit politics. He said that he will not seek reelection after losing to Jonah Onkendi in the recently concluded ODM party primaries in Bonchari Constituency.

" Just to notify the public that I won't seek reelection for the upcoming general elections for Bonchari parliamentary seat" wrote MP Pavel Oimeke on his official Facebook page.

The ODM candidate Jonah Onkendi will now face off with UDA candidate Cliff Ombeta who enjoys massive support from deputy president William Ruto and Kisii UDA legislators. Kisii legislators supporting UDA party includes Silvanus Osoro, deputy governor Joash Maangi, Nyamoko among other elected leaders.

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