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Fred Ouda becomes first sitting MP from Nyanza region to lose in ODM nominations

Wednesday, April 20th, 2022 15:53 | By
Business man Joshua Oron showcases his ODM nominations certificate for Kisumu Central MP. PHOTO/Viola Kosome

Kisumu Central MP Fred Ouda will not defend his seat come August 9th on an ODM ticket after losing on nominations to businessman Joshua Oron.

Ouda became the first sitting ODM MP from the Nyanza region to lose in nominations.

Ouda was floored by Oron who garnered 6842 votes against his 5362 votes.

Victor Radio came a distant third with 269 votes as ODM leader Raila Odinga's nephew Elijah Oburu came last with 172 votes.

In Muhoroni, the incumbent MP James Onyango K'Oyoo retained his seat after garnering 4043 votes.

K'Oyoo was immediately followed by Hezron Mc'Obewa who managed 3317 votes while former Kisumu County majority leader Samuel Ong'ow got 1081 votes.

In Kisumu East, businessman Nicholas Oricho became victorious after garnering 4533 votes. Oricho was followed by city lawyer James Mwamu, who is the former president of the East Africa Law Society who gained 2626 votes.

In Nyakach, the incumbent MP Aduma Owuor defended his seat after beating 6 aspirants.

Aduma got 3893 votes, defeating the former member of parliament Daima Ochieng who got 3000 votes.

Nominations for the Members of Parliament were not conducted in 3 constituencies where direct tickets were issued.

The three constituencies were Nyando, Kisumu West and Seme.

In Nyando, the direct ticket was issued to Jared Okelo, and in Seme Dr James Nyikal was given the ticket as the current Kisumu Woman Representative Rosa Buyu bagged the Kisumu West parliamentary ticket.

For the Woman Representative position, Raila's sister Ruth Odinga emerged victorious after garnering 23,665 votes and was followed by Rose Auma Kisia who polled 13,999 votes. In the 3rd position was Grace Akumu who is the former party leader of the Citizen Convention Party with 10,324 votes while the 4th position was taken by the former Kisumu County City Manager Doris Ombara with 9328 votes.

The senatorial position was taken by Senior Counsel Tom Ojienda who got 39,336 votes. Ojienda trounced nominated senator Rose Nyamunga who was in the 2nd position with 18,319 votes.

Senior counsel Tom Ojienda presents his Senatorial nominations certificate. PHOTO/Viola Kosome

In the 3rd position was Ex-Muhoroni MP Ayiecho Olueny with 10,794 votes.

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