By Standard Team
Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyattaâs party, The National Alliance has stamped its presence on the political map after its candidates easily won by-elections in Kangema and Kajiado North.
It also sent the clear message that TNA is the party to beat in Central Kenya come the March 4 General Election.
TNA scooped the Kangema seat that was held by the late Cabinet Minister John Michuki as well the Kajiado North seat that was held by the late Prof George Saitoti who dies in a helicopter crash that also killed his deputy Ojode and four police officers.
By the time of going to press in Kajiado after counting 80 out of 117 polling stations Sakuda had garnered 24,840 which is 55 per cent of the total votes cast followed by ODMâs Mositet with 12,955 or 35 per cent.
In Kangema, Ngahu, who was also the preferred candidate of the late Michukiâs family, garnered 13,752 votes in the 47 polling stations followed by Simon Kamau of UDF who emerged a distant second with 2,981 votes.
In Ndhiwa, Neto got 21,565 votes in the 140 polling stations following by Tom Otieno Alila with 2,290 votes and Kanuâs Rosemary Rumo had 216.
Earlier in the day as the voting got underway both Sakuda and Mositet had exuded confidence in winning the seat, but Sakuda had the last laugh.