KENYA POLLS: 12 county representatives elected unopposed
Posted Monday, March 4 2013 at 17:26
Twelve candidates for county assembly seats can sit pretty after the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) declared them elected unopposed.
In a gazette notice, IEBC chairman Isaack Hassan declared the twelve candidates elected unopposed because they had no challengers in the various county assembly wards.
The Jubilee Alliance grabbed seven of the twelve seats, with United Republican Party (URP) headed by the coalition’s presidential running mate William Ruto clinching five seats. The National Alliance which is headed by the Jubilee presidential candidate Uhuru Kenyatta took two seats.
Prime Minister Raila Odinga’s Orange Democratic Movement took the remaining five seats mainly in its Nyanza stronghold.
Those elected unopposed in Mandera county include Emoi Hassan (URP, Banissa ward), Hassan Abdulla (Guba ward, TNA), Mohammed Shabure (Kiliwehiri ward, URP), Ibrahim Ahmed (Wargadad ward, URP) and Wariyo Ibrahim (Shimbir Fatuma ward, URP).
Others are TNA’s John Njenga (Karai ward, Kiambu county) and URP’s Joseph Koech (Kipsomba ward, Uasin Gishu county.
The ODM candidates who have been elected unopposed include Sylvester Madialo (Usonga ward, Siaya county), Joseph Osano (Chemelil ward, Kisumu county), Michael Ooro (Rusinga Island, Homa Bay county), Ronald Asiga (Wasimbete ward, Migori county) and Michael Osongo (Central Kanyamkago, Migori county).