The position fell vacant following the death former Member of County Assembly Harrison Ngui who died in a road crash.
This is the unverified final tally of the Nguu/Masumba ward by-election.
The election took place Thursday October 14, 2021 to replace former MCA Harrison Ngui.
Ngui passed on following a tragic road crash where his vehicle collided with a lorry.
Voting took place in 34 polling stations across Nguu/Masumba ward.
The contestants were Eshio Mwaiwa (Wiper), Timothy Maneno (Independent) and Daniel Musau of (UDA).
After the official voting time, IEBC announced that vote counting began at 5 PM across the ward in Makueni county.
According to IEBC, Presiding Officers would then proceed with the results to Kikumini Boys Secondary School. This is the tallying center of the ward.
While IEBC did not give timely updates, UDA gave their unverified results via their parallel tallying center.
This is the final tally according to the UDA parallel tallying center:
34 Polling Stations out of 34
1. Timothy Maneno – 2,894 – INDEPENDENT – 43% 2. Daniel Kivuva Musau – 2,223 – UDA – 33% 3. Eshio Maundu Mwaiwa – 1,601 – WIPER -24%
IEBC finally declared as the winner of Nguu/Masumba ward by-election.
The former MCA got 2,902 votes, IEBC Returning Officer Maureen Oyaro declared. Oyaro said UDA’s Musau bagged 2219 votes while Mwaiwa managed 1614 votes.
Maneno made a comeback after losing his seat in the 2017 general election. According to Nation.Africa, he was among 29 MCA’s who lost favour with the electorates.
The former TSC official was buoyed by the support of Makueni governor Kivutha Kibwana and Chief of Staff Machako, Mwengi Mutuse among others.
Speaking after being declared winner, Maneno promised to work with the other two contestants. He asked his ‘two brothers’ to share the ideas they had for the people of Nguu/Masumba.
Breakdown of results per polling station HERE