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Bonchari by-election: What you need to know

By Sara Okuoro and Ronald Bett | May 18th 2021
The late Bonchari Member of Parliament John Oroo Oyioka during a past Public Participation function at Suneka Townhall. (Sammy Omingo, Standard)

The Bonchari by-election was occasioned by the death of area MP John Oroo Oyioka.

Oyioka died after a long illness on February 15, 2021 at the Aga Khan Hospital in Kisumu. He was buried at his Suneka rural home on February 26, 2021.

He was elected under a People’s Democratic Party (PDP) ticket during the General Election in 2017.

Registered voters

  • 52,624

Votes garnered by the winner, John Oyioka,  in 2017

  • 11,934

Voter turnout 2017

  • 72.9 per cent (38,380)
Election materials at Bonchari CDF Hall ready to be dispatched to various polling centers in Bonchari Constituency in this photo taken on 17/5/2021. (Sammy Omingo, Standard)

Bonchari by-election

The Bonchari by-election has attracted 13 candidates.

Main contenders

1. Oimeke Robert Pavel Obwoto  - Orange Democratic Movement (ODM)

2. Opore Zebedeo John - Jubilee Party

3. Oroo Teresa Bitutu – United Democratic Alliance (UDA)

The late former Bonchari constituency Member of Parliament John Oroo Oyioka's widow Teresa Bitutu during John Oroo Oyioka's requiem service at Holy Family Basilica church, Nairobi. February 24, 2021. [Elvis Ogina, Standard]


4. Atancha Jeremiah- Agano Party

5. Keraa Mary Sally - United Green Movement (UGM)

6. Matagaro Paul Mongiti - Mwangaza Tu Party (MTP)

7. Mogaka Charles Ndege- Progressive Party of Kenya (PPOK)

8. Mosomi Kevin Mokaya - Party of Democratic Unity (PDU)

9. Nyabuto Margaret Gesare - Maendeleo Chap Chap Party (MCCP)

10. Nyakeya Erick Oigo - National Reconstruction Alliance (NRA)

11. Omanwa Victor Omare - Party of Economic Democracy (PED)

12. Onkendi Ondieki Jonah - The New Democrats (TND)

13. Oyugi David Ogega - Kenya Social Congress (KSC)

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