Editor's Review

Out of the 2.4 million registered voters in the Nairobi city county, Edwin Sifuna garnered over 700,000 votes to become its third senator.

Edwin Sifuna of the ODM party has clinched the Nairobi city county senatorial race.

Sifuna garnered a total of 716,876 to floor his main challenger Bishop Margaret Wanjiru of the UDA party.

At a distant second was Wanjiru who garnered 524,091 votes.

The Azimio political faction also clinched the woman representative which was retained by Esther Passaris also of the ODM party.

Passaris secured 698,929 votes against UDA party's Millicent Omanga who fall in second place with 586,246 votes.

ODM Secretary-General Edwin Sifuna at a past political rally. PHOTO: COURTESY.

In the city's governorship race, Johnson Sakaja of UDA floored his main opponent Polycarp Igathe of the ruling Jubilee Party.

Sakaja polled 699,392 votes against Igathe's 573,516; Sakaja was not present to pick his victory certificate from the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).

The results were announced by the Nairobi County Returning Officer Albert Gogo who had earlier been embroiled in a tussle with Sifuna and Passaris.

The two ODM politicians had protested the CRO's decision to lock their supporters out of the county tallying centre in Kasarani.

They argued that it was misplaced to have their supporters barred from the centre yet tallying had been completed and what was going on was the announcement of results.

Gogo had a difficult time containing Sifuna and Passaris who had lost their cool; calm however returned later.

While receiving his certificate, Sifuna regretted the incident attributing it to stress and pressure in the wake votes tallying.