Ruto attributed the two victories to God, adding that â€˜the hustler nationâ€™ had spoken
Elsewhere, lawyer Miguna Miguna also congratulated residents of Ugenya for electing Ochieng, describing him as a â€˜fearless freedom fighter'
Deputy President William Ruto on Saturday morning congratulated David Ochieng of Movement for Democracy and Growth (MDG) Party and Wiperâ€™s Julius Mawathe for emerging victorious in the Ugenya and Embakasi South parliamentary by-elections respectively.
Ochieng beat Christopher Karan of Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) by 18,730 votes to 14,507 votes while Mawathe garnered 21,628 compared to Irshad Sumraâ€™s 7,988.
Ruto attributed the two victories to God, adding that â€˜the hustler nationâ€™ had spoken.
â€œCONGRATULATIONS Ochieng (Ugenya) & Mawathe (Embakasi) for your God given victory. Jameni wacheni MUNGU aitwe MUNGU.
â€œThe hustler nation has spoken; the people have decided. GLORY TO THE ALMIGHTY GOD,â€ wrote the DP.
Elsewhere, lawyer Miguna Miguna also congratulated residents of Ugenya for electing Ochieng, describing him as a â€˜fearless freedom fighter.â€™
(Ugenya MP-elect David Ochieng)
He termed the two defeats as a warning signal to ODM that change was already taking place.
â€œThe compromised Kenyan media have disseminated propaganda that Luos, specifically, and Nairobi voters, generally, cannot defy @RailaOdinga no matter how egregious his betrayals are.
â€œUgenya and Embakasi East are just the beginning of the approaching revolutionary earthquakes. Viva,â€ he wrote.
(Embakasi South MP-elect Julius Mawathe)
NASA leader Raila Odinga vouched for Karan and Sumra in the by-elections and the two losses are a setback to ODM party that seems to be losing popularity in areas that it initially considered as strongholds.
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