Kabuchai MP-elect Majimbo Kalasinga Sworn In

ODM has since been asked to concede defeat after its candidate lost in the battle to grab the Kabuchai seat that fell vacant after its previous holder died.

Kabuchai MP-elect Majimbo Kalasinga Sworn In
Aspirant Majimbo addresses media on March 4, 2021. [Photo/ Standard]

The newly elected national assembly representative Majimbo Kalasinga has officially taken over as the Kabuchai MP. 

Majimbo was sworn in on Tuesday afternoon, where he was given an Oath of office in an event presided over by the National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi.

Majimbo was recently elected in the hotly-contested Kabuchai by-elections conducted on Thursday last week. He was riding on a Ford-Kenya ticket, where he emerged the winner out of the eight contestants.

Kalasinga grabbed a total of 19,274 votes equivalent to 65% of the entire votes cast on that day.  Evans Kakai of the newly-founded United Democratic Alliance party, largely attributed to Deputy President William Ruto managed position two with 6,455 votes (22%)

Although the electoral body IEBC lamented a low voter turnout which was 51.68% and whereby 29,798 votes were cast. Out of the total votes, 320 were spoilt.

Kabuchai was reportedly among the regions rocked by violence during the just-concluded by-elections.