Kenya Kwanza Alliance aspirants in the just concluded Mombasa and Kakamega governor race were badly defeated.
In Kakamega, ANC candidate Cleophas Malala was floored by former Ketraco CEO Fernandes Barasa of ODM while former Mombasa senator Hassan Omar was beaten by Abdulswamad Nassir.
Barasa was declared the official winner of Kakamega’s top seat after garnering 192,929 votes against Malala’s 159,508 votes.
Even though the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) is yet to declare him the winner officially, provisional results show Nassir garnered 119,083 votes, followed closely by Omar, who managed 98,180 votes.
Already, sections of the Kenya Kwanza Alliance brigade have conceded defeat even before the official announcement by the electoral agency.
For instance, former Nairobi governor Mike Sonko, who is allied with the Kenya Kwanza Alliance, took to Twitter to celebrate Nassir before the final official results were announced.
“Congratulations Abdulswamad Sharrif Nassir for your win as the second governor of Mombasa, we live to fight another day. I’d also like to thank all our supporters for believing in us and voting for our candidate Hassan Omar Sarai. Despite the loss, let’s remain strong and even more united,” Sonko tweeted.
As such Kapseret Member of Parliament-elect Oscar Sudi has asked Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition party captain Raila Odinga to emulate the Kenya Kwanza Alliance brigade in accepting the outcome of the poll.
“We in Kenya Kwanza urge our friends in Azimio to equally accept the results and congratulate their opponents when they are defeated in a contest. We are a democratic nation and a win from any of us is a win for all Kenyans,” Sudi said.
Sudi, a fierce of Raila Odinga was speaking in reference to the ongoing Supreme Court petition in which the former Prime Minister is seeking to invalidate Wafula Chebukati’s announcement that declared William Ruto the fifth President-elect.