Uhuru has last laugh as MPs Bosire, Lempurkel lose seats to Jubilee
President Uhuru Kenyatta had the last laugh in Kitutu Masaba when his political nemesis and ODM treasurer Timothy Bosire lost to Jubilee candidate Shedrack Mose.
Mr Mose polled 33, 386 against Mr Bosire’s 19,262 votes to clinch the victory in the results released by the constituency returning officer Robert Ng’eny at Nyambaria High school.
Victor Swanya Ogeto of Wiper was third while E Obwocha (Ford-K) got 3896 votes in a race that attracted eight candidates.
Others were Mose Kengere of Kenya Social Congress (1, 269), John Nyaigoti of Kanu (251), T. Momanyi of UDP (166) and J Moreka of MGPK (159).
Mr Bosire shot to public fame in April 2016 when he defied President Kenyatta’s request to parliamentarians to stand in honour of fallen KDF soldiers in the El Adde attack.
The head of state singled him out telling him that they were honouring soldiers “who also protect you”.
Later, the government withdrew the MP’s security and reinstated after a court order.
Mr Bosire later said: “I was reluctant to stand during the address as I was showing my displeasure in the manner the KDF deployment to Somalia has been handled. We have never known how many soldiers died. I have attended the burials of more than nine soldiers who were very young.”
Meanwhile, in Laikipia North Constituency, nominated MP Sarah Paulata Korere edged out another Kenyatta nemesis, ODM’s Mathew Lempurkel.
Ms Korere edged out the controversial MP with a difference of 10 per cent of the votes cast.
She garnered 10,767 votes against the incumbent’s 7,686 votes.
Ms Korere was vying on a Jubilee ticket while Mr Lempurkel was the ODM candidate.
The arch-rivals once fought in the office of Interior Cabinet secretary.