By Daily Nation
NAIROBI – Five senators are on course to win governor’s seats while six others are seemingly headed for a loss, according to provisional results from the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).
Barring major shifts in provisional results, Meru Senator Kiraitu Murungi (Jubilee) will be the county’s next Governor. With 96 per cent of the votes counted, the senator has 271, 140 votes (53 per cent) of the votes counted compared to incumbent Governor Peter Munya’s 221, 591 (43 per cent), which gives him a 10 per cent margin of the valid votes cast and counted.
With 91 per cent of votes counted in West Pokot County, Senator John Lonyangapuo (KANU) is set to trounce incumbent governor Simon Kachapin Kitalei (Jubilee) who had defected from KANU and leads with a margin of 15 per cent of the valid votes cast.
According to the provisional results the senator has 80,120 votes (58 per cent) compared to Kitalei’s 58,042 (42 per cent)
Nandi Senator Stephen Sang (Jubilee) is set to become the next governor of Nandi County based on 96 per cent of the valid votes counted in the county. The incumbent, Cleophas Lagat Kiprop, opted out of the race and pledged to support Mr Sang after losing in the party nominations. Mr Sang currently leads with 237,066 votes (91 per cent). His nearest challenger has 12,810 votes or 4.93 per cent.
With 94 per cent of the votes counted in Nairobi County, Senator Mike Sonko Mbuvi Kioko (Jubilee) is projected to be capital city’s second Governor, having garnered 822,322 votes (54 percent) of the valid votes. The incumbent, Evans Kidero (ODM) is second with 659,060 votes (43 per cent).
West Pokot Senator John Lonyangapuo (KANU) is set to trounce incumbent governor Simon Kachapin Kitalei (Jubilee) who had defected from KANU by a margin of 15 per cent of the valid votes cast and counted.
With 94 per cent of the votes tallied Kisumu Senator Anyang’ Nyong’o (ODM) is leading the county’s gubernatorial reace with 260,495 votes (63 per cent), followed by incumbent Governor Jackton Ranguma at 146,580 votes (36 per cent).
Mombasa Senator Hassan Omar (WIPER) is trailing in third place with 41,206 votes (three per cent) in the Mombasa Gubernatorial race with 95 per cent of the votes counted.
Incumbent Governor Hassan Ali Joho (ODM) is leading with 209,118 votes (65 per cent) followed by Suleiman Said Shahbal (Jubilee) at 60, 736 votes (20 per cent).
With 96 per cent of votes counted, Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale (FORD-Kenya) is running second to incumbent Governor Wycliffe Ambetsa Oparanyah. Mr Khalwale, has 130,945 (25 per cent), while Mr Oparanya has 374,753 votes (71 per cent).
With 89 per cent of the votes tallied, Kisii County Senator Christopher Obure (Jubilee), who had defected from ODM is 104,431 votes (28 per cent) behind incumbent Governor James Ongwae (ODM) who leads with 192,407 votes (51 per cent).
Turkana Senator John Munyes (Jubilee), who had defected from FORD Kenya is running second in Turkana with 40,850 votes (40 per cent) and 80 per cent of the votes counted. Incumbent Governor Josphat Nanok (ODM) is leading with 60,761 votes (61 per cent).
With 94 per cent of the votes counted, Nakuru Senator James Mungai, running as an independent candidate, is coming fourth in Nakuru County gubernatorial race with 8,865 votes one per cent). Former National Transport Safety Authority (NTSA) Chairman Lee Maiyani Kinyanjui (Jubilee) is leading with 595,658 votes (85 per cent).
Kitui Senator David Musila running as an independent candidate in Kitui is running second with 107, 317 votes. With 94 per cent of the votes in, former Lands Cabinet Secretary Charity Kaluki Ngilu, running on a National Rainbow Coalition (NARC) ticket is projected to win, having 161, 956 votes (48 per cent).
With 94 per cent of votes in Embu County already tallied, Embu Senator Lenny Kivuti (Maendeleo Chap Chap), is currently second with 90,200 votes (38 per cent), with the incumbent, Martin Wambora (Jubilee), leads narrowly with 92,631 votes (40 per cent).