Some nine MPs from Nairobi’s 17 constituencies have become the casualties of the general election.
While some were eliminated during the party nominations and made a comeback as independent candidates only to be voted out on Election Day.
Here are the losers:
1. Dennis Waweru (Dagoretti South)
Waweru was trounced by John Kiarie aka KJ during the Jubilee party nominations and after he vied as an Independent candidate he lost again.
2. Joash Olum (Langata)
He appeared in the list by Mzalendo Trust of MPs who had never spoken in parliament in 2015. He was trounced by Oscar Omoke who went on to lose the seat to Jubilee’s Nixon Korir.
3. John Njoroge Chege (Kasarani)
Njoroge lost in the Jubilee party nominations and went on to vie as an independent candidate. He was floored by the same candidate who won the nominations, MP-elect Mercy Gakuya.
4. Irshadali Sumra (Embakasi South)
Sumra has been embattled in a tight race with Wiper’s Julius Musili Mawathe who was leading with a slight margin by 9pm.
5. John Ndirangu (Embakasi Central)
The former Nairobi mayor lost in the Jubilee party nominations.
6. John Omondi (Embakasi East)
Omondi also featured in the Mzalendo Trust list of MPs who never spoke in parliament in 2015. He never defended his seat during the ODM party nominations won by Babu Owino.
7. Benson Mutura (Makadara)
Mutura defended his seat but lost to former Nairobi mayor George Aladwa who contested on an ODM ticket.
8. Maina Kamanda (Starehe)
Kamanda lost to musician Charles Njagua aka Jaguar during the Jubilee party nominations. The latter went on to win the seat.
9. Steven Kariuki (Mathare)
The legislator who won the Mathare seat after a court declared him the duly elected MP has now lost it to ODM’s Anthony Oluoch.