As a result of its success in the legislative elections conducted on August 29, Azimio was able to increase its representation in the National Assembly and win three of the four seats up for election.
Notably, the Kenya United Party (KUP), which is affiliated with Azimio, clinched the elections for the parliamentary seats representing Pokot South and Kacheliba.
In the race for the seat representing Pokot South, the incumbent David Pkosing won with 28,225 votes, defeating Simon Kalekem, who was running for the United Democratic Alliance (UDA).
A total of 15,295 votes were cast for the UDA candidate.
However, Titus Lotee defeated Kacheliba’s sitting member Mark Lomunokol to win the seat. On a UDA party ticket, Lomunokol was running for office. Lomunokol received 17, 963 votes, compared to 20,073 for Totee.
David Mwalika of the Wiper party defeated Charles Nyamai of the UDA by 19 745 votes in the suspended Kitui rural parliamentary seat. 10,178 votes were cast for Nyamai.
However, UDA won the day in the Rongai parliamentary race as Paul Chebor defeated Raymond Moi of the independent KANU party.
Cheboi received 27,021 votes, while Daniel Moi, the late president’s son, received 14,725.
Following a mistake in the printing of ballot papers, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) postponed the election for the four parliamentary seats.
Azimio has 165 members after the recently ended elections, whereas Kenya Kwanza has risen to 160 from 159.