Lang’ata MP Nixon Korir has conceded defeat even before the official announcement of the results by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).
In a statement on Wednesday, August 10, Korir who was seeking to retain his seat on a UDA party ticket said preliminary tallying had indicated that he will not win the hotly contested seat.
Korir said all indications were showing that former radio host Felix Odiwour alias Jalang’o was headed for a win.
While congratulating his competitor, Korir said he was grateful to the people of Lang’ata for giving him an opportunity to serve them in the National Assembly.
“To the people of Lang’ata, I sincerely thank you for according me an opportunity to be your Member of Parliament for the last 5 years. It’s been a great opportunity that gave me an avenue to contribute to our nation-building and service to the people,
“From the results that we have tallied at the General center, my competitor Jalang’a has a lead and I want to congratulate him as he prepares to take the mantle and move Lang’ata forward. Siasa si chuki,” Korir said.
Speaking on Tuesday, August 9, after casting his vote at the Lang’ata Road Primary School, the outgoing Member of Parliament exuded confidence that he will retain his seat.
“According to the voter’s turnout and that campaign, definitely we are winning. But I can see the town is a little bit slower, maybe because it was a little bit cold in the morning,” he said.
Others who have conceded defeat in the ongoing General Election include Embakasi West UDA MP candidate George Theuri.
“As we begin a new chapter, allow me to wish my worth competitor and the new incoming Embakasi West MP Mark Mureithi Mwenje best of luck as you embark to start a new era as an MP-elect,” Theuri said in a long Facebook post.