Ndathi concedes defeat as Waiguru, Gitari in tight Kirinyaga race
Results in three of the four constituencies show that Kirinyaga Central MP Joseph Gitari is leading after garnering 37,632 votes. Former Devolution CS Waiguru is second with 33,233 while Governor Joseph Ndathi is a distant third with 6,217 votes.
The three are Ndia, Gichugu and Kirinyaga Central. Results for Mwea, which is the biggest and most populous constituency, are not in as they are still counting. Mwea started voting at 4pm on Monday and the results will be announced in a few hours.
Mr Gitari’s biggest leap came from his Kirinyaga Central constituency where he garnered 29,669 votes. Consequently, Governor Ndathi has conceded defeat but blamed a shambolic process for his defeat.
In the Senate race, Charles Kibiru led in Ndia with 11,182 followed by Daniel Karaba with 8,973.
Harrison Gichira managed 5,429 votes while James Karimi got 1,681. Joseph Mwaniki trailed in Ndia with 1,318 votes.
In the Women Representative race, Wangui Ngirici carried the day in the constituency with 26,328 votes. Anne Wangeci was a distant second with 2,697 while Winnie Karimi got the support of 2,194 voters. Ms Rose Muguchu managed a partly 373 votes.
Below are the results so far in the gubernatorial race:
Kirinyaga Central Constituency
Anne Waiguru – 8,217
Joseph Ndathi – 2,476
Gachoki Gitari – 29,669
Eliud Wanjau – 533
Anne Waiguru – 7,834
Joseph Ndathi – 1,353
Gachoki Gitari – 365
Eliud Wanjau – 99
Anne Waiguru – 17,182
Joseph Ndathi – 2,387
Eliud Wanjau – 2,075