Mudavadi’s ANC Recaptures Matungu MP Seat In Hotly Contested By-Election
Amani National Congress (ANC) candidate Peter Nabulindo is the winner of the Matungu Parliamentary by-election.
Nabulindo handed the Musalia Mudavadi party victory after garnering 14,260 votes.
The MP elect’s main challenger Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) candidate David Were came in second with 10,565 votes.
Deputy President William Ruto’s United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party came in a distant third with its candidate Alex Lanya managing 5,513 votes.
The Matungu by-election was seen as a contest between Mudavadi, Ruto and ODM’s Raila Odinga. The three popular leaders have declared interest in the 2022 race to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta.
The Matungu seat fell vacant following the death of MP Justus Murunga in November last year. He was elected to parliament in 2017 on the ANC ticket.