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Kipchumba Murkomen’s message to Wiper’s Kavindu hours after whitewashing DP Ruto’s candidate in Machakos by-election

Hours after Agnes Kavindu trounced Deputy President William Ruto’s linked UDA candidate Urbanus Ngengele with a landslide victory, Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen has talked.

Kavindu the wiper candidate emerged the winner in a one-sided contest, garnering 104,080 votes against  Urbanus’s 19,705 votes in the just concluded Machakos senatorial by-elections held yesterday.

Taking to his official Twitter handle, the former Senate Majority leader congratulated Kavindu on clinching the Machakos seat, while welcoming her to the senate.

Murkomen also acknowledged the Ngengele team led by former Machakos Senator Johnston Muthama for their spirited fight, despite coming second in the race.

“Congratulations Agnes Kavindu Muthama on your election as the Senator of Machakos. Welcome to Senate. Congratulations to my friend Urbanus Muthama Ngengele (UDA) with the whole team led by Senator Muthama for putting up a good fight. Great show for a first-timer in a new Party.” Wrote Murkomen.

The mini poll came about following the death of Boniface Kabaka on December 11, last year, while undergoing treatment at the Nairobi Hospital.

Talking shortly after the massive win, Kitui Senator Enoch Wambua a Kalonzo Musyoka trusted lieutenant said that Wiper was the party to beat in Ukambani while referring to Muthama as a featherweight in the region.

“Wiper’s win by a landslide is an indication that the people of Ukambani region rejected political merchants who are masquerading as leaders but keen on auctioning the community,” Wambua said.

The legislator added that they had all along anticipated a walkover in the race, with the opponents having no chance.

“We saw this coming and we even warned our opponents that they did not have any fighting chance, Ukambani is under the leadership of Kalonzo Musyoka, who is our kingpin,” he said.

The unassailable win gives Muthama an uphill task in popularizing DP Ruto and his hustler slogan in the region, as was opined by Didmus Mokua.

“It is going to be a tall order for any leader trying to oppose Kalonzo in Ukambani going forward. Muthama has no political capital to match Kalonzo,” political analyst Dismas Mokua said.

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    Written by Fred Orido

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