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Nixon Korir concedes defeat as Jalang'o leads in Lang'ata race


Nixon Korir concedes defeat as Jalang'o leads in Lang’ata race. 

UDA candidate Nixon Korir has conceded defeat in the Lang'ata parliamentary race, paving the way for his competitor, media personality Felix Odiwuor, alias Jalang'o.

Korir said he made his move following tally results which showed Jalang'o leading and congratulated him saying, "chuki si siasa."

"From the results that we've tallied at the Generali centre, my competitor Jalango has a lead and I want to congratulate him as he prepares to take the mantle and move Lang’ata forward, "he wrote on Facebook.

Korir further shared a message to Lang’ata residents and thanked them for supporting him the last five years.

"To the people of Lang’ata, I sincerely thank you for according me an opportunity to be your Member of Parliament for the last 5 years. It's been a great opportunity that gave me an avenue to contribute to our nation building and service to the people," he wrote.

The MP’s move comes as a surprise after he exuded confidence in retaining his seat after casting his vote on Tuesday.

“According to the voters’ turnout and the campaign, definitely we are winning. But I can see the town is a little bit slower, maybe because it was a little bit cold in the morning. I can see it is now picking and we hope that it will continue that way. I am yet to look at the actual numbers in terms of the voter turnout,” he said.

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