Alice Wahome beats 14 male opponents to recapture Kandara MP seat for 3rd term
Kandara Member of Parliament Alice Wahome has managed to secure her seat for the third consecutive time.
Wahome who was vying on a UDA ticket emerged the winner after garnering 39,009 votes.
Her closest competitor Chege Njuguna got 19,260 votes, James Maina came in third with 3,188 votes while Peter Kinyanjui was ranked fourth with 2,052 votes.
The race had attracted a total of 15 candidates who were eyeing to unseat her. Others were Julius Kaberere, Anthony Njoroge, Patrick Gitau, Karenge Gacuru, James Kimani, and John Gichuhi among others.
She also sets the record of capturing the seat for three terms after the former MP George Mwicigi who served from 1969 to 1979.
Wahome was first elected as an MP in 2012 ousting the then MP Maina Kamau. In 2017 she contested for the seat and won, but her victory was challenged in court by her closest competitor the late Phillip Kamau whose petition was dismissed.
Speaking after receiving her certificate from the IEBC, the MP-elect thanked the people of Kandara for trusting in her leadership and giving her another chance.
"The seat has attracted so many candidates but I am glad the residents chose to believe in me," she said.
"I will continue serving the people of Kandara without any discrimination and deliver more in the new term" she added.