ODM’s Stephen Kariuki has emerged the winner in today’s parliamentary by election in Mathare constituency Nairobi.
Kariuki, who is a son to former Assistant Minister Bishop Margaret Wanjiru, garnered 14,966 votes, against his closet challenger TNA’s George Wanjohi who got 14,082 votes. William Opondo was a distant third with 194 votes. A total of 9 candidates took part in the by-election including 4 independent candidates.
The by-election, marred by a poor turnout, was occasioned by the nullification of George Wanjohi’s election by the courts.