Politicians who defied the wave of ODM in Nyanza to win MP seats

As the August 9 election results continue to pour in, several politicians have been declared winners of various seats by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).

In the Nyanza region, a predominantly Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) area, a number of politicians defied the “orange wave” to win elective seats.

Kenyans.co.ke look at some of the MPs elected on other party lists or as independents in Kisumu, Migori and Siaya counties beating their ODM counterparts.

Fatuma Mohamed, MP-elect of Migori County

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Fatouma Mohamed

Fatuma Mohamed successfully won the seat of representative of the Migori woman after two unsuccessful trials in 2013 and 2017.

Mohamed garnered 154,538 votes against ODM’s Dennitah Ghati who received 117,597 votes. Initially, Fatuma was a member of the Orange Democratic Movement but decamped after losing in the party primaries.

After losing in the nominations, she challenged the party’s decision saying she was the most popular candidate. Her appeal failed, however, and she opted to run as an independent candidate.

Shakeel Shabbir

Shabbir also ran as an independent and defeated Nicholas Oricho of the ODM to retain his seat as MP for Kisumu East.

The legislator defeated the dominance of MDGs in the region. He also won against an ODM candidate in the 2017 general election.

During the campaign period, Shabbir was roughed up at an Azimio rally held at the Jomo Kenyatta International Stadium in Kisumu.

David Ochieng

Movement for Democracy and Growth (MDG) party leader David Ochieng successfully defended his parliamentary seat in Ugenya after garnering 25,520 votes.

His closest competitor from the Orange Democratic Movement, Daniel Odhiambo, won 22,928 votes.

Ochieng formed the MDG party after falling out with Raila Odinga’s ODM in 2017. He previously said Vice President William Ruto helped him win the 2019 by-election against Chris Karan of the ODM.

Marwa Kemero Maisori Kitayama

The United Democratic Alliance (UDA) member defended his Kuria East parliamentary seat after winning 15,362 votes.

The lawmaker beat his closest rival, Mwita Wilson, an independent candidate who garnered 10,601 votes.

Marwa Kemero Maisori Kitayama, MP-elect of Kuria East

Marwa Kemero Maisori Kitayama, MP-elect of Kuria East

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