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ODM savors win in Kajiado Central by-election

The ODM candidate in the Kajiado Central by-election was Monday night declared winner of the tightly contested poll.

Elijah Memusi of ODM garnered 16,008 votes to trounce JAP’s Patrick Tutui who came second with 15,508 votes.

An independent candidate, Mr Kuntai Nkashuma, was a distant third with 100 votes.

The by-election recorded a voter turn-out of 80 per cent.

The electoral commission had delayed releasing results from two polling stations, sparking tension at the constituency tallying centre.

Later, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission released results from one polling station at about 10.15pm and the final results at about 10.38pm.

Earlier in the day, three people were arrested carrying bundles of cash believed to have been meant to bribe voters who went to the polls yesterday to elect the next Kajiado Central MP.