SportPesa boss Karauri wins Kasarani parliamentary seat
Gaming giant SportPesa chief executive Ronald Karauri has won Kasarani parliamentary seat with 32,315 votes against his main competitor John Njoroge who garnered 30,575
Karauri, was issued with a provisional nomination certificate by Constituency Returning Officer Amos Chilai Nyongesa at the Kasarani Stadium on Thursday morning, who said the tally for the position had been concluded.
“The person who carried the day in the Kasarani Constituency Parliament seat is Ronald Karauri who garnered 32,315 votes,” Chilai declared amid cheers by his supporters.
In his victory speech, the MP-elect said he was confident of clinching the parliamentary seat from the incumbent Mercy Gakuya who was defending her seat on the Jubilee Party ticket.
Karauri thanked the voters for having faith in him and assured them that he will deliver on the various promises he made during the campaigns.
He thanked the current MP for what he has done in the constituency saying he will pick up from where she has left. Karauri called for unity from his contestants and all the constituents saying they can only transform the constituency if they work as a team.
Karauri contested for the seat as an independent candidate after failing to clinch the Jubilee ticket.