The Star (Nairobi)

Kenya: Lawyer Floors Kazungu in Kaloleni Tight Battle

MEDICAL Services Assistant minister Kazungu Kambi has been bundled out of Parliament by lawyer Mwinga Gunga Chea in a hotly contested race for the Kaloleni seat.

Kambi, who won the seat in 2007, got 5,407 votes in third position after ODM's Paul Katana's 6,862 votes and winner Kadu-Asili's Gunga's 8,363.

In the newly created Rabai constituency, ODM's William Kamoti is the MP-elect after scooping 11,398 ahead of URP's Mombasa businessman Nelson Dzuya and outgoing Kambe/Ribe councillor Titus Katama Mkangi who got 8,296 and 2,463 respectively.

Kaloleni town erupted into celebration as Boda Boda cyclists hooted and escorted Gunga to his Chanagande home after returning officer John Mwawasi declared him winner.

The results showed Cord's Raila Odinga receives 21, 757 votes, Jubilee's Uhuru Kenyatta 3,679 and UDF's Musalia Mudavadi 3,43 respectively.

"I want to assure that I will continue working for you as I have always done. I will articulate your issues in Parliament well and ensure all pending legal issues affecting us, especially on land matters, are concluded for I will continue being your advocate in and outside Parliament," said Gunga amid cheers.

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