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ODM yashinda uchaguzi mdogo mikoani!!!

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    ODM triumphs in Shinyalu, Bomachoge by-elections


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    The new MP for Bomachoge constituency Mr Simon Ogari (centre) addresses his constituents after he was declared the winner of the by election on an ODM ticket at Tendere Girls High School hall on Thursday. On his left is Lands minister James Orengo

    By NATION Team

    Posted Friday, August 28 2009 at 07:33



    The Orange Democratic Movement party has triumphed in Thursday's parliamentary by-elections as Justus Kizito won in Shinyalu and Simon Ogari in Bomachoge

    In Shinyalu, Mr Kizito managed 14,452 votes against his closest rival Daniel Khamasi of Kaddu who garnered 5,080.

    In Bomachoge, Mr Ogari sailed through with 14,788 votes in a close race that saw PNU's Joel Onyancha coming second with 14,099 votes.

    Mr Ogari’s jubilant supporters took to the streets of Ogembo town at dawn as soon as results were announced at the Tendere Girls by the returning officer Mr Thomas Ingolo.Lands Minister James Orengo, who was the only ODM MP following the counting process from the tallying centre, said that the victory was a big boost to his party.

    According to Orengo, the outcome of the Bomachoge seat vindicates the Orange party from the recent perceptions that the internal squabbles had affected its standing among the electorate.He said: “Two by-elections in the same day and two victories actually is a wonderful experience."

    Ford People’s Albert Nyaundi, who got 2,731, was third.
    Mr Zepheniah Nyangwara of UDM polled 2,111 while civil society activist Cyprian Nyamwamu garnered 1,011 on a Safina ticket.
    Others were: Mabeya Adams (KSC) 84, Mirera Ombaso (Afford) 27, Credius Oigara (Kenda) 173, Lugard Obondi, (Kaddu) 190, James Ombasa (Nark-Kenya) 324.

    Out of the 51,515 registered voters, 35,785 turned out to cast their votes, a 69 percent turnout.


    The by-elections had been billed as a test of strength between the two main coalition partners in the government, the Party of National Unity (PNU) and the ODM.

    http://www.nation.co.ke/News/politics/-/1064/646680/-/xvi9w8z/-/index.html
     
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    Supporters of Simon Ogari dance in celebration after he was declared the new MP for Bomachoge after defeating Joel Onyancha of PNU party in the Thursday by-elections

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    Police officers and poll officials on their way to a polling station in Bomachoge on Thursday night.


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    Traders in Bomachoge, western Kenya sell food to security officers and party supporters outside Tendere High school hall on Thursday night as they wait for the poll results


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    Voters have their cards counterchecked with the voting register before participating in the Bomachoge by-election at Nyamonyo polling station on Thursday.

     
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    It was a show of sheer might

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    Winner of Bomachoge constituency by-election Mr Simon Ogari of ODM party (right) acknowledges cheers from his supporters at Ogembo trading centre after being declared winner on Friday. Mr Ogari polled 14,880 against Mr Joel Onyancha of PNU's 14,090 in a fiercely contested by-election.

    By Nation Team.

    This week’s Shinyalu and Bomachoge by-elections were more than just another electoral exercise, if the mood their results created in the two constituencies is anything to go by.

    Held at a time when internal wrangles threatened to tear the Orange Democratic Movement right in the middle, the polls served to test the popularity of the party at the grassroots against its biggest competitor in the polls, the Party of National Unity.


    Political dominance

    And, true to its word, ODM used the by-elections to cement its political dominance in Western and Nyanza provinces by retaining the Shinyalu seat and snatching the Bomachoge one from PNU.

    However, the real winners were Deputy Prime Minister Musalia Mudavadi and Public Works minister Chris Obure — the two men who spearheaded the ODM charge in Shinyalu and Bomachoge respectively.


    In Shinyalu, ODM’s Justus Kizito garnered 14,452 votes against Kaddu’s Daniel Khamasi’s 5,080. PNU’s Patrick Chungani was third with 3,304 votes.

    In Bomachoge, ODM’s Simon Ogari narrowly won with 14,788 votes against PNU’s Joel Onyancha who got 14,099 votes.

    What had earlier been billed as the mother of all battles for political supremacy in Western province, pitting Mr Mudavadi against Kaddu leader Cyrus Jirongo, turned out to be a no-contest event as ODM’s Justus Kizito easily whitewashed Kaddu’s Daniel Khamasi by a 9,000-vote margin — one of the highest in a by-election.

    The Bomachoge by-election, on the other hand, presented two battlefronts, the first pitting ODM against PNU, and the second pitting the orange party’s various factions.

    Not only did Mr Obure have to contend with a high-powered PNU brigade determined to retain the seat it previously held, but also to soldier on without some ODM MPs from the Gusii community who kept off the campaigns.

    Reacting to the Shinyalu results, Ikolomani MP Boni Khalwale, who led the New Ford Kenya assault, alleged “massive” bribery of voters, which he said led to his candidate’s dismal performance.

    “It was not a battle of political supremacy, but that of economic might,” said the MP

    http://www.nation.co.ke/News/-/1056/647002/-/um91g3/-/index.html
     
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