Top Politicians have been floored in the United Democratic Alliance party’s primaries that took place on Thursday.
In areas considered to be strongholds, winning the party ticket is seen as having a headstart in the general election.
Also, the laws have since changed meaning that losers have no wiggle room to change political parties.
They can only vie as independent candidates.
Top Politicians Floored
The former cabinet secretary for Energy and Devolution, who was running for governor of Kericho on the UDA ticket, has also lost the nomination to Evans Mutai, who recently coordinated impromptu fundraising for his campaigns among neighbors.
The outspoken female politician has lost the UDA party ticket to Mohammed Amin Deddy. Waruguru got 5,595 votes while Mohammed got 12,743. Kimaru Mutahi came third with 2, 701.
The Soy MP has lost the Uasin Gishu UDA governorship to Jonathan Bii alias Koti Moja. Other politicians who lost the race include; Julius Bitok, Vesca Kangogo, David Singoei, and businessman Solomon Kiptarbei.
The former KNUT chair has lost the Bomet UDA ticket to DP Ruto’s lawyer Hillary Sigei. Earlier, the vocal unionist had called for the vote to be halted, claiming that certain ballot papers had been pre-marked for specific candidates.
The Former Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) chairman decamped from the ODM party to contest for the Bomet senatorial seat.
The incumbent Naivasha MP, has lost the UDA ticket to John Kihagi, her predecessor. Kihagi received 10,394 votes, while Kihara received 9,991 votes, a 403-vote margin. Kihara said she might have been rigged out.
Patrick Wainaina Wa Jungle
The Thika Town MP was also a casualty in the UDA primaries, after losing the Kiambu governorship seat to Senator Kimani Wamatangi.
James Murgor, Keiyo North MP
Keiyo North MP James Murgor has lost his bid to defend his seat on a UDA ticket.
Adams Kipsanai, who is an aide of Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen, trounced Dr Murgor in the UDA party primaries held on Thursday.
Kipsanai garnered 6,523 while Dr Murgor got 6,383 in the hotly contested race.