Bungoma By-Election: Ford Kenya’s David Wakoli Takes Early Lead

Ford Kenya’s candidate David Wakoli Wafula has taken the lead in the Bungoma senatorial by-elections according to the provisional results.

According to the tallied results, Wakoli leads in five constituencies and has received over 50,000 votes.

The results are from seven of Bungoma’s nine constituencies.

Wakoli is followed by former Bumula MP Mwambu Mabonga with just over 37,000 votes and Azimio-backed Wafula Wamunyinyi with just over 18,000 votes.

So far, the results have come from the Kabuchai, Bumula, Webuye East, Sirisia, Tongaren, Webuye West, and Kanduyi constituencies.

The results from the Kimilili and Mt. Elgon constituencies round out the remaining totals.

The battle for supremacy over Western Kenya’s political landscape was played out in the Bungoma senate election, with low voter turnout.

In the majority of the constituencies that produced preliminary results, less than half of eligible voters were present.

The winner of the election will take over for Moses Wetangula, who was recently appointed speaker of the National Assembly.