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Edith Nyenze wins Kitui West seat with landslide

Edith Vethi Nyenze, widow of the late Kitui West MP Francis Nyenze, has won the seat with a landslide.

Despite poor voter turnout that marred the first by-election in the 12th Parliament, Mrs Nyenze, the candidate nominated by the Wiper Party, garnered 72.67 percent of the votes cast, to convincingly whitewash her four competitors.

Mrs Nyenze proved that she had been a significant force in her late husband’s political career when she garnered 14,372 votes beating her closest rival by a whopping 12,326 votes in an election where only 38 percent of the 52,042 registered voters turned up.

Mr Dennis Muli Mulwa, a youthful candidate who ran as an independent, came distant second, garnering only 2, 046 votes while Nairobi businessman Robert Mutiso Lelli of Narc-Kenya came in third with 1784 votes.

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