Both the Azimio and Kenya Kwanza coalitions have claimed to have clinched the highest number of seats at various elective levels in the just concluded elections.
During the Azimio One Kenya elected leaders meeting at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC), Nairobi, held on Saturday, August 13, the coalition’s presidential running mate, Martha Karua, exuded confidence in the number of elective seats within their control.
She stated that Azimio had surpassed Kenya Kwanza having bagged 180 Members of Parliament as opposed to Kenya Kwanza’s 130.
“For all of you, because you are in Nairobi, we need to distribute ourselves to where our places where we are needed in order to guard our win, because we have won. I was looking at the list of MPs, I am very attempted to read our names, but we are just short of 180 when you combine. We have 24 governors at the moment. If you add Mombasa and Kakamega whose by-election is coming later, you will see we have strength around the country,” Karua stated.
“If you look at our competition, they are just at about 130 MPs when I last counted. Even if it improves, it will not come anywhere to what we have. For senators, we have 23 and they have one up (24).”
The Kenya Kwanza coalition, however, disputed the figures noting that they had surpassed their rivals in the battle for supremacy.
“In UDA, we have 130 and if you add the whole team, we have about a rough figure of 170 MPs,” Kapeseret MP-elect, Oscar Sudi, stated in a rebuttal.
A spot-check by our team as of Saturday, August 13, 6:30 pm, UDA had 116 MPs-elect, followed by ODM with 75, Jubilee 23, Wiper 19, independents 8, Ford Kenya 5, ANC 6, DAP-K 5, KANU 5, UDM 6, PAA 3, Maendeleo Chap Chap 2 and The Service Party of Kenya 1. These were the numbers of the confirmed Legislators as per the IEBC data.
IEBC had suspended polls in Kacheliba, Kitui Rural, Pokot South, Rongai (Nakuru) over inconsistencies in ballot papers that recorded inaccurate details of candidates. The polls were pushed to Tuesday, August 23.
In the case of governors, UDA had 18, followed by ODM 13, Wiper 3, independent 2, ANC 1, Jubilee 1, DAP-K 1, UDM – 2 and UPA 1.
For Senators, UDA 21, Ford Kenya 1, Jubilee 4, ODM 12, Wiper 3 and National Reconstruction Alliance (NRA) Party of Kenya 1. Here is the full list of Gubernatorial, Senatorial and Parliamentary winners.