ODM clinches all legislative seats in Kilifi leaving Jubilee with none

Aisha Jumwa of ODM being handed her certificate after her August victory. PHOTO: BARAKAFM.

Kilifi, KENYA: Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) has clinched all National Member of parliamentary seats in Kilifi County compared to rival party Jubilee, who lost in all seats.

The county that has seven constituencies saw the ODM party dominate all seats all the way from Magarini, Malindi, Kilifi North, Kilifi south, Kaloleni and Ganze.

The first stinker to Jubilee was the loss by Kilifi south MP Mustafa Iddi who was baffled by Kennedy Chonga by 36, 450 votes against 10, 868.

Iddi was Gideon Mung’aros right hand man in Kilifi who led the Jubilee brigade in the coast region.

In Ganze constituency, Teddy Mwambire of ODM defeated the incumbent Peter Shehe of Jubilee with 14,703 votes against 7,101 votes.

In Kaloleni, Paul Katana of ODM won with 17,093 votes and the Jubilee candidate for the seat Kitsao Ngowa managed to get 6,538 votes.

In Magarini, Michael Kingi of ODM trounced Harry Kombe of Jubilee with 19,216 votes against 6,362 votes.

In Kilifi North, Owen Baya of ODM garnered 27,728 votes to beat jubilee’s Esther Kache who got 9,534 votes.

In Rabai constituency, William Kamoti of ODM retained his seat with 18,025 votes against his close competitor Kenga Mupe of Jubilee who managed to get 7,180 votes.

In Malindi, Aisha Jumwa of ODM won with 28,576 votes and the Jubilee candidate for the seat Philip Charo managed to get 13,927 votes.

Kilifi governor Amason Kingi had promised to shock the Jubilee party and most of the times joked that even if the president shifts the statehouse to Kilifi, the area would still remain in ODM.

On his part, Mung’aro claimed the Jubilee scorecard had changed the area into a jubilee zone and would take most of the seats.

In a press briefing on Thursday, Kilifi Governor mentioned that the main reason for Jubilee’s lieutenants storming the Kilifi North tallying centres in Kilifi is because they are at pains to explain the loss to their bosses.

“This is an ODM zone and if Jubilee think we are lying, then they just have to wait at the ballot. Not even a single seat will go into Jubilee basket in this county,” said governor Kingi in one of his campaign rallies in Rabai constituency.