Kapseret Member of Parliament Oscar Sudi has retained his parliamentary seat in the just concluded General Election held on Tuesday, August 9.
Sudi garnered 31,534 votes against his immediate competitor Frank Murgor who got 11,091 followed closely by Pauline Tuwei who managed 6,504 votes.
Unlike other candidates who have been flocking constituency tallying centers for certificates, Sudi -who sought to retain his seat on a UDA party ticket – did not show up to pick up his certificate.
Sudi, who has been advocating for polygamy instead sent his two wives Lilian and Ann to pick the certificate on his behalf.
“Earlier today I sent my lovely wives Lilian and Anne to pick up my election certificate on my behalf. I wish to thank the great people of Kapseret Constituency for giving me a chance to serve them in the National Assembly for the third time. May God bless you good people,” he said,
The IEBC Constituency Returning officer made it clear that they had received an official letter from Sudi noting that his two wives should pick the certificate for him.
“The law is clear that where the winner is not around, his spouse should receive it on their behalf. We have a letter in our possession from Sudi,” the IEBC official said.
Sudi, who has a tendency of flouting his wives, is said to have flown to Nairobi and is expected to join other Kenya Kwanza Alliance leaders as they await the final results.
Speaking after casting his vote at Lemok primary school in Kapseret he said the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) had tried its best in making the 2022 electoral process work.
“The IEBC chairman and his team have really tried; I think they deserve 90 percent it’s only the small hitch-ups that have set them back. Chebukati has stumped those that intended to cause election malpractice and our courts have also done us well,” Sudi said.
In other news, Kimilili MP Didmus Barasa is yet to pick up his certificate after he went missing following a shooting spree that left one person dead.