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Your candidate won with 37% turnout, Jubilee taunt Nasa

Kenyans on social media, led by leaders affiliated to the ruling Jubilee Party, are taking turns to scoff at the opposition’s victory in Tuesday’s Kitutu Chache Parliamentary by-election.

Ford-Kenya’s Richard Onyonka emerged victorious in the polling exercise, garnering 10,122 votes, about 5,000 votes more than his closest challenger Jubilee’s Kibagendi Anthony.

Other candidates in the race were ODM’s Commando Kenani and Wiper’s Andrew Morara.

With only 22,072 of the 59,017 registered voters turning up to vote on Tuesday, the turnout stood at 37 percent, a figure that had Kenyans on social media drawing parallels between the exercise and President Uhuru Kenyatta’s win during the repeat October 26 elections.