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Back to the throne: Meet 8 Governors who reclaimed their seats

Even as the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) verify Forms which contain presidential results, various aspirants at the county level have known their fate.

Winners for the Governors seats have been declared across the country.

In the results eight former Governors who lost their seats on the ballot in the 2017 General Election have regained their positions.

Ken Lusaka

Former Senate Speaker Ken Lusaka is the Governor elect for Bungoma County.

Lusaka who lost to Wycliffe Wangamati in 2017 made a comeback garnering 244,298 votes to unseat Wangamati who got 140,298 votes.

Benjamin Cheboi

In Baringo former Governor Benjamin Cheboi floored his successor Stanley Kiptis securing 137,486 votes.

Simon Kachapin

West Pokot UDA candidate Simon Kachapin was declared the winner of the gubernatorial contest after a neck to neck competition with incumbent governor John Lonyangapuo.

Kachapin got 86,476 votes against Lonyangapuo’s 84,610 votes.

Joshua Irungu

Joshua Irungu, on the other hand, unseated the incumbent one-term Laikipia Governor Ndiritu Muriithi after managing 114,094 votes.

Ahmed Abdullahi

In 2017 Ahmed Abdullahi lost to Jubilee’s Abdi Mohamud in the Wajir gubernatorial race.

Abdulllahi got 35,533 votes to beat Adan who got 27,224 votes to regain his seat.

Issa Timamy

Lamu Governor Fahim Twaha lost his seat to the county’s first Governor Issa Timamy.

The ANC candidate secured 24,198 votes against Fahim’s 16,054 votes.

Nadhif Jama

In Garissa, Nadhif Jama regained his seat after getting 69,342 votes to record an overwhelming win over outgoing governor Ali Korane who garnered 26,148 votes.

Julius Malombe

Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu’s exit from the Gubernatorial race to drum up support for Azimio presidential candidate Raila Odinga left Julius Malombe and David Musila face off for the county’s top seat.

Malombe secured 198,004 votes against former Senator’s 117,606 votes.

Austine Ogalo
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