Kenyans can now see that it’s DP Dr William Ruto who has been and is clearly showing the open democratic political cause in United Democratic Alliance (UDA) Party and his Kenya Kwanza Alliance and allied parties.
For the first time in Kenyan political history, UDA has shown the country that under the control and leadership of Dr William Ruto, Kenya will be the leading democracy in the EAC region and Africa.
Congratulations your Excellency. You told us well in advance. pic.twitter.com/ciRmvYIf4A
— Irungu Kang'ata (@HonKangata) April 15, 2022
ODM has been holding its primaries for a week. Nobody paid attention. UDA held its primaries on 14th, and everything was brought to a standstill. Even mainstream media had to interrupt their normal programming to follow the party primaries.
According to the UDA Party Leader Dr Ruto said that UDA primaries have successfully delivered an exercise that is actually a near General Election with the 1% of the Commission’s budget and the Party is happy to share the experience.
Congratulations to all our 5000 aspirants for being patient & peaceful. 888 elective seats are being contested. 49,811 election officials in 16,513 polling centres engaged.
Here is how a few Kenyans reacted to UDA Party’s most Democratic Party nominations and primaries in a very heated political season.
Sometimes tuambiane ukweli, ODM huku Luo Nyanza wanawezapatia msichana kama huyu chance ya nomination ama she is rigged out via direct tickets? Let's call a spade a spade, DP William Ruto has set standards high. Uasin Gishu Cate Waruguru #UDADecides Mandago #GovLedama pic.twitter.com/B1GC7tGcoQ
— Kennedy Ouma (@TheLiberal_Ouma) April 14, 2022
Mr President unakunywa mafuta yote? Pata whips 😂😂😂😂
— MEJJA (@Okwonko_Mejja) April 16, 2022
Lessons so far from #UDADecides: Ground ni muhimu. Sana! And we probably don’t need a biiiiiig budget for the actual elections.
— Dr. Mercy Korir (@DrMercyKorir) April 14, 2022
The attention media houses have given UDA nominations and generally Kenyans still baffles me. Indeed UDA is the national party. Vivaa #UDADecides
— Chebett (@KiruiChebet8) April 14, 2022
Is William Ruto related to the legendary Kalenjin Orkoiyot Koitalel Arap Samoei? The way he has been prophesying things and their fulfillment is baffling. He said BBI will fall and it happended. He also said the same about the next government- for hustlers… #UDADecides
— Kennedy Ouma (@TheLiberal_Ouma) April 15, 2022
Some big names fell, others easily stormed to victory in what would be described as a night of mixed fortunes for aspirants seeking the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) ticket
Dr Erick Mutai won the UDA Governor ticket in the nomination exercise with 126,038 votes, trouncing former Energy CS Charles Keter, who scored 60,342 votes. Deputy Governor Lily Ngok came in third with 9,377 votes while Prof James Sang garnered 2,987votes.
Ex-Devolution CS Charles Keter says UDA primaries in Kericho are the best he’s seen ever since he joined politics. pic.twitter.com/NXMre2TBCM
— The Standard Digital (@StandardKenya) April 14, 2022
In Kajiado County Gubernatorial, Judah Katoo Ole Metito won the UDA governor ticket with 72,679 votes. Peris Tobiko got 26,002 votes.
In Nandi County, Incumbent Governor Stephen Sang clinched the party’s governor ticket with 100,490 votes while Samson Cherargey won the senate seat 100,033 votes. 29-year-old Cynthia Muge clinched the Woman Representative seat with 97,551 votes. Julius Melly won the Tindiret MP seat, Maryanne Kitanny (Aldai), and Abraham Kirwa (Mosop). The Nandi Hills nominations have been postponed to April 19.
In Nakuru County Njoro MP: The incumbent, Charity Kathambi, won the UDA ticket. She got 18,340 votes against her closest challenger John Kaniaru’s 3,455 votes. Others – John Njogu (1,588) and Chege Mwangi (425).
The incumbent Kapsaret MP, Oscar Sudi, clinched the UDA ticket after getting 14,531 votes. He overcame competition from Pauline Tuwei (4,200), Jonathan Tuwei (2,020) and David Koros (1,015).
In Bomet a 24 year old Linet Cheplorir was elected by the people to represent the people as the Woman rep Bomet County
Toto, The Incoming Woman Rep for Bomet arrives for the Results announcement.
The Face of the UDA Nominations and the promise of opportunities for everyone.
— Dennis Itumbi, HSC (@OleItumbi) April 15, 2022
Paul Biego has won the UDA ticket for Chesumei MP seat. He defeated the incumbent, Wilson Kogo. Biego got 21,370 votes while Kogo got 12,980 votes. Jonesmus Sanga came a distant third with 351 votes. Spoilt votes were 610. Chaos erupted after Kogo lost the primaries to Biego.
Laikipia Woman Representative Cate Waruguru has lost the bid to run for the Laikipia East MP seat on UDA. She was defeated by Amin Deddy who got 12,743 votes. Waruguru got 5,595 votes; Anthony Mutahi came third with 2,701 votes.
The current MP, Githinji Gichimu, amassed 13,034 votes to be declared the winner for Gichungu MP. Clement Munyua came second with 5,833 votes, and Njage Makanga third with 3,729 votes.
Former area MP Cherengany MP Wesley Korir emerged as the winner with 16,946 votes. Julius Tunduria came second with 7,522 votes; Joshua Kipkorir (5,332); John Njuguna (5,171 votes); Shadrack Kimutai (950) and Isaack Kogo (936).
Gilgil Area MP Martha Wangari wins UDA ticket in an effort to defend her seat. She got 9,829 votes against her rival Stephen Gatimu’s 6,809 votes.
Adams Kipsanai has won the UDA ticket for Keiyo North parliamentary seat. He defeated the incumbent MP James Murgor. Kipsanai got 6,523 votes, while Murgor got 6,383 votes, a difference of 140 votes.
Simon Lokanya has won the UDA ticket for Pokot South MP. He got 10,395 votes. The second person James Tekoo got 9,999 votes. Others – Arumonyang Joel Loremoi (5,744); Brian Mnangat (1,404).
The incumbent MP Jayne Kihara lost the UDA ticket to her predecessor John Kihagi. Kihagi got 10,394 votes while Kihara got 9,991 votes, a difference of 403 votes. Kihara alleged she’d been rigged out.
Thirty-five-year-old John Methu got 22,473 votes to clinch the UDA ticket for the Nyandarua Senate seat. Kinyanjui Theuri came second with got 18,314 votes. The incumbent senator, Mwangi Githiomi, got 3,799 votes.
The incumbent Baringo Central MP, Joshua Kandie, will defend his seat on UDA ticket after flooring David Kerich, the Speaker of Baringo County Assembly. Kandie got 9,505 votes while Kerich got 6,834 votes. Ex-area MP Sammy Mwaita came third with 2,115 votes; Emily Kiptui fourth with 811 votes; John Ayabei (785) and Paul Tororei (626).
Molo MP Kuria Kimani has won the UDA ticket to defend his seat after getting 10,442 votes. Kamana Joseph came second with 2,917 votes and Kelvin Karanja 533.
The incumbent Keiyo South MP Daniel Rono has lost the UDA ticket battle to Gideon Kimaiyo.
The incumbent Emurua Dikirr MP Johana Ngeno got 14,381 votes to be declared the winner. He defeated David Keter, who got 8,943 votes.
The incumbent Subukia MP Kinuthia Gachobe has won the UDA ticket to defend his seat. He got 12,264 votes. Simon Muigai came second with 1,599 votes; Peter Mbae (1,599) and Salim Cheserem (245).
The current holder, Florence Bore, lost the UDA ticket for the Kericho Woman Rep seat to Beatrice Kemei. Bore got 29,673 votes against Kemei’s 43,299.
Marianne J. Kitany, the former Chief of Staff at the Office of the Deputy President, won the Aldai Constituency UDA ticket. She defeated the current MP Cornelly Serem after getting 15,597 votes against Serem’s 13,878. Others – Osborn Komen (4,600); Robert Limo (1,062); Gilbert Kiptanui (480); John Kemboi (117) and Newton Kirwa (99).
Joses Lelmengit won the disputed Emgwen MP seat with 4,792 seats. He beat eleven other contestants including current Woman Representative Tecla Tum, who garnered 4,144 votes. Paul Rotich (3,992), Wilfred Burjei (3,484), Joel Malel (2,904), Zipporah Kering (2,702). Area MP Alex Kosgei did not defend his seat opting for the county senate race.
Mogotio MP Daniel Tuitoek won the UDA ticket. Mogotio is in Baringo County. Baringo South MP Charles Kamuren also won the UDA ticket. Musa Sirma also clinched the UDA ticket for the Eldama Ravine MP seat. He defeated Rehema Abdul after garnering 11,688 votes. Abdul got 6,168 votes.
In Igembe South, Meru County the incumbent MP John Paul Mwirigi was given a direct UDA ticket; UDA leadership adopted consensus.
Jane Njeri Maina, 28, has won the UDA ticket for Kirinyaga Woman Representative seat. She defeated former Kirinyaga County Assembly Speaker Ann Wangeshi and private detective Jane Mugo.
List to be updated