The position fell vacant following the death former Member of County Assembly Harrison Ngui who died in a road crash.
Counting is underway in Nguu/Masumba wards by-election in all the 34 polling stations.
This is after voting officially closed by 5PM as required by the law.
According to IEBC, votes will either be valid or rejected.
A valid vote properly cast in favor of a candidate counts.
A ‘rejected ballot’ doesn’t however, count due to improper marking by the voter. According to IEBC, ballots with more than one mark, where the intent of the voter is not certain, or the voter can be identified by their mark.
Eshio Mwaiwa (Wiper), Timothy Maneno (Independent) and Daniel Musau of (UDA) are the three contestants for the seat.
After voting and counting at the polling centre, Presiding Officers arrive to present the result at the Kikumini Boys Secondary School. This is the Tallying Centre for the Nguu/Masumba County Assembly Ward (CAW) by-election.
We are gathering verified provisional results and will relay to you as time goes by.
Timothy Maneo is the winner of Nguu/Masumba ward by-election. IEBC declared him winner over his rivals Daniel Musau and Eshio Mwaiwa.
Maneno, a former MCA got 2,902 votes while UDA’s Musau bagged 2219 votes. Mwaiwa of Wiper managed 1614 votes.
Maneno made a comeback after losing his seat in the 2017 general election. Nation.Africa reported that he was among 29 MCA’s who lost their seats in Makueni county.
The former TSC official buoyed by the support of Makueni governor Kivutha Kibwana and Chief of Staff Machako, Mwengi Mutuse among others, won the contest.
Speaking after the winner declaration, 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.