Ruto Candidate Floored As Ford Kenya's Wafula Wakoli Wins Bungoma Senate Seat In By-Election – Eagle News Feed

Wafula Wakoli won the Bungoma Senatorial by-election

Wafula Wakoli won the Bungoma Senatorial by-election

Ford Kenya’s Wafula Wakoli won the Bungoma Senatorial by-election that took place on December 8.

He floored ten other candidates including that of President William Ruto’s UDA.

Wakoli garnered 66,023 votes to clinch the seat while his closest competitor, UDA’s Mwambu Mabonga, managed to get 45,907 votes.

Azimio la Umoja’s Wafula Wamunyinyi came in third with 20,519 votes.

The Bungoma Senate seat fell vacant in September 2022 after Senator Moses Wetangula stepped down to vie for the National Assembly Speaker position, a docket he managed to clinch.

The contest attracted a total of 11 candidates including Elias Barasa of the People’s Empowerment Party, Fredrick Busolo (Vibrant Democracy Party), Aaron Wafula (Republican Liberty Party), Geoffrey Barasa (National Ordinary People Empowerment Union) and Robert Sifuna (Roots Party of Kenya).

Enock Opara, Julius Masinde and Radon Munoko similarly vied for the position as independent candidates.

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