Denitah Ghati, Nominated MP And Peter Masara, Suna West MP, Get ODM Tickets In Migori
In the Migori County elections on Monday, Denitah Ghati, and Peter Masara secured party tickets for the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM).
Ghati, a nominated member of parliament, was elected as a woman representative in the Migori county elections. Ghati received 37,792 votes, while Fatuma Mohammed received 23,552 votes.
Protests led by Fatuma Mohammed, who claimed that the votes were skewed in favor of Ghati, impeded the announcement of the results late Monday. She has pledged to battle for the party's nomination.
The returning officer, who never even identified himself, allegedly declared the findings hurriedly a few minutes after the county police commander, Mark Wanjala, ordered the people to leave the tallying center.
The police officer allegedly assisted the returning officer in leaving the tallying center as Fatuma attempted to grab the returning officer's phone to prevent him from reading the disputed results.
On the other hand, Peter Masara, a Suna West MP was elected to the Suna West parliamentary seat.
Masara got 8799 votes, while his opponent, Hon. Joseph Obiero Ndiege received 8671 votes.
In the meantime, the majority of Migori county MCAs who ran for the ODM party ticket in the recently ended party primaries lost.
The ODM party nominations faced several problems, including a poor internet connection and lack of passwords among others.