Abdulswamad Nassir Wins Mombasa Gubernatorial Race


Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has declared the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) gubernatorial candidate for Mombasa county, Abdulswamad Nassir as the governor-elect.

With a low turnout experienced during the exercise, Nassir successfully garnered 119,082 votes, while his close opponent from the United Democratic Alliance ( UDA) Hassan Omar Hassan garnered 98,180 votes.

Nassir who is also the outgoing Mvita MP is set to succeed outgoing boss Hassan Ali Joho who served the county for two terms since 2013.

According to the County Returning Officer Swalha Yusuf, 200,000 people turned out to cast their vote during the Monday exercise.

The race attracted five other aspirants who include; Hezron Awiti Bollo of the Vibrant Democratic Party (VDP), William Kingi of Pamoja African Alliance (PAA) Party, Said Omar of Usawa Kwa Wote Party, Daniel Kitsao (Independent) and Shafi Makazi (Independent).

The Mombasa gubernatorial election was postponed from August 9, 2022, to August 23, 2022, due to an error in the printing of the ballot papers, later the commission rescheduled the election to August 29 citing harassment and intimidation of its staff by people who accompanied political leaders at the Bomas of Kenya during the announcement of the presidential results.


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