Nominated Senator Beatrice Elachi has clinched the Jubilee Party ticket for Dagoretti North Constituency. Elachi trounced his opponent Carnicius Meso with over 7,000 votes in the five wards.
The constituency has Gatina, Kawangware, Kilimani, Kileleshwa and Kabiro wards.
Elachi attributed her win to the support from women in the constituency.
“I want to salute the women of Dagoretti North and the young people because it’s the women who have delivered me,” she said shortly after being announced the winner.
She said the race was tough and campaigns were bruising as her opponent has been “abusive” but the women showed that they have a say.
“Women have gone through a lot in the big parties as you see. We are losing many as we move and we know the issue of the two thirds gender is another issue that we are worried about. What we need to see is the party leaders embracing women,” she said.
Elachi will face off with the ODM candidate who will clinch the party ticket during the nominations on Sunday.