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Tugetab Kalenjin

pavel oimeke(ODM) win in bonchari as francis gathaiga (UDA) win in rurii

The IEBC declared odm’s pavel oimeke the winner in the closely fought bonchari by election with 8049 votes beating both jubilee candidate Opore Zebedeo who garnered 7279 and Teresia Bitutu 6994 votes

In other By-election in rurii ward Francis Gathaiga of UDA emerged victorius with 4303 votes and outpowering his closest rival Peter Githinji(Jubilee) who garnered 3143 votes

The Deputy President congratulated all UDA candidates for their achievements in a tweet

The Bonchari seat that fell vacant following the death of John Oroo Oyioka after at Aga Khan hospital in Kisumu had attracted his widow, Teresia Bitutu who was contesting on a UDA ticket and former EPRA boss Pavel Oimeke of ODM

Even as ODM secretary general alleged harrassment by the state security agencies including alleged arrest of party agents and Mca’s the election proceeded without a major issue as witnessed in juja where votes counting had to be halted for sometime and required police intervetion

On Monday, Sub-County Returning officer Benson Ambuko denied claims of any planned rigging, with police saying they were on high alert.

In a series of tweets, the Orange party made several allegations of voter bribery in Bonchari, since voting started on Tuesday morning.

THe former prime minister also congratulated the bonchari ODM candidate