Junior Mutula Kilonzo triumphed over other contestants to win the Makueni Senatorial seat by a landslide. He clinched the seat with a vote count of 163,229(91pc) from 914 polling stations out of 914, leaving his second contestant Prof. Philiph Kaloki trailing behind with a vote tally of 9,762 (5pc).
Harun Mwau came third with 6,431(4pc) vote tally. Others were Independent candidate Urbanus Katumo and LPK’s Jane Kitundu who got 517 (0pc) and 387 (0pc) votes respectively.
“This is not a landslide. This is a continental shift. Landslide cannot define this victory,“ Mutula Jr said. Our work is now to synergise and my interest is leadership and we will work towards that. We are ready to deliver service to the Makueni people.”
The win was celebrated by the Wiper Democratic Movement and the CORD movement.
"When they managed to lock Kethi out they thought they had got the better of us. But they only succeeded in bringing Makueni residents even more firmly on our side,” Said Wiper Chairman David Musila calling the win "inevitable".
Not everybody is in celebratory mood however, Harun Mwau the third candidate on the race has gone to court to challenge Junior's victory. It will be worth waiting to see whether the petition and a Notice of Appeal by Agnes Ndetei with the High Court will affect yesterdays exercise. Ms. Ndetei is appealing on the grounds that Wiper should not have been allowed to nominate another candidate after Kethi Kilonzo was locked out of the race by a court process.