Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) Party candidates for Ugenya and Embakasi South by-elections were defeated squarely in the by-election on Friday.
In Ugenya, vote tallying ended early Saturday with Movement for Democracy and Growth (MDG) candidate David Ochieng winning with 18,730 votes.
Raila’s candidate, Christoper Karan (Orange Democratic Movement) emerged second with 14,507 votes.
While in Embakasi South, Wiper Party candidate Julius Musili Mawathe garnered 21,628 votes defeating ODM’s lrshad Sumra who came a distant second with 7,988 votes.
Following the embarrassment, ODM party secretary general Edwin Sifuna broke the silence and congratulated the winners in both Ugenya and Embakasi South.
Through a statement seen by Bahari.co.ke, Sifuna wrote “We had a tough day at the ballot. The entire ODM Party team put in their best effort but we have come up short in both Ugenya and Embakasi South.
I thank all those who turned out to stand with our candidates and the Party. We do not take for granted that you remain loyal soldiers of the movement.
We promise our supporters to do better as always. We will make no excuses. We will learn. We will rise.
Congratulations are in order to Hon. Mawathe and the Wiper Party and to Hon. David Ochieng for a spirited campaign.”