August 9

Aisha Jumwa vows to contest Mung’aro’s win in court

Saturday, August 13th, 2022 08:33 | By
Aisha Jumwa
Kilifi gubernatorial candidate Aisha Jumwa. PHOTO/Aisha Jumwa/Facebook

UDA party politician Aisha Jumwa has vowed to contest the results of the Kilifi governor's contest in court.

Gideon Mung'aro of the ODM party was announced the winner of the Tuesday, August, 9 election after garnering 143,773 votes. Jumwa came a distant second with 65,893 votes.

Jumwa, in a statement on Saturday, said she respects IEBC's verdict but does not agree with it.

"As the law stipulates I have my constitutional rights to pursue justice to myself and to the people of Kilifi. Let's continue walking together to our destiny and the victory is all ours," Jumwa said.

The outgoing Member of Parliament for Malindi Constituency thanked the residents for the opportunity to serve.

"Service to humanity is also Service to God. I have passionately and diligently served my people in different influences in the political field. I want to take this special opportunity to thank all my supporters who believed in me and voted for me with an overwhelming majority."

Mung'aro's second stab

This was Munga'ro second attempt at the governor's race after a failed bid to unseat Governor Amason Kingi in 2017.

George Kithi of the Pamoja African Alliance (PAA) party finished third in Tuesday's poll with 64,321 votes.

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