Machakos Senator by election will be taking place on Thursday 18th March 2021. The winner is likely to emerge from candidates from Wiper, UDA, or Chap Chap party. Below is an analysis of the by-election.
Machakos Senator Election Details
Machakos County Senator 2021 by-election was occasioned by the passing away of Senator Boniface Mutinda Kabaka on 11th December 2020 at Nairobi Hospital.
Honorable Kabaka was elected as Machakos County Senator in 2017 with 162,530 votes through a little-known party Chama Cha Uzalendo (CCU). He was closely followed by Jackson Musyoka of Wiper Party who had 152,940 votes, then John Mutua of Peoples Trust Party who had 84,856 votes, then Winfred Nunuva of Jubilee Party with 45,484 votes, and lastly Kioko Mwalili Carlos of Maendeleo Chap Chap party with 22,210 votes.
According to 2017 IEBC Data, Machakos County has a total of 620k registered voters and 1,332 polling stations. The eight constituencies in Machakos county are Masinga, Yatta, Kangundo, Matungulu, Kathiani, Mavoko, Machakos, and Mwala. Get more detailed information about Machakos County Number of registered Voters per ward.
Machakos Senator by election candidates
Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has so far cleared the following candidates to contest for Machakos Senator by election.
- Agnes Kavindu Muthama (Wiper Democratic Movement Kenya)
- Urbanus Muthama Ngengele (United Democratic Alliance-UDA)
- John Mutua Katuku (Maendeleo Chap Chap-MCC)
- Munyambu Francis Musembi (Independent candidates)
- Nthama Sebastian Nzau (Independent candidate)
- Kitheka Simeon Kioko (Grand Dream Development Party)
- Musingi John Kioko (Muungano Party).
We will update more candidate’s names.
Machakos Senator by election Winner prediction
Machakos County which is part of the eastern region commonly referred to as Ukambani is a political stronghold of the Wiper Party led by their Party Leader Kalonzo Musyoka. Although Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua enjoys some substantial support in Machakos County, Wiper Party is the most dominant party in the area. It produced the highest number of MCAs in the 2017 general election.
A new threat to Wiper Party is the newly formed UDA party by former Machakos Senator Johnson Nduya Muthuma. UDA party is also backed by deputy president William Ruto and his allies which gives UDA Party candidate some financial muscles to battle with Wiper Party.
With all sceneries considered, Wiper Party candidate Agnes Kavindu Muthama is the candidate with the best chances of winning.
We will update this post once IEBC has announced the official results of who won the Machakos Senator by elections on Thursday 18th March 2021.
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