Narudi Ocha!! Moses Kuria concedes defeat

Moses Kuria says he enjoyed the 8 years he was in elective election.

• Moses Kuria says he will be going back to the private sector.

• Naomi Shaban also conceded defeat and congratulated her competitor Bwire Okano of Wiper party.

in a file photo
Moses Kuria in a file photo
Image: The-Star

Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria has lost his bid in the Kiambu gubernatorial race.

In a statement on Facebook Tuesday night, Kuria conceded defeat adding that  he is heading back to the private sector after eight years of service as MP.

"I enjoyed every minute of my 8 years in elective politics. Back to the private sector. Happily," Kuria said.

The outspoken MP had previously said he would exit politics if he fails to clinch the Kiambu governor seat.

Long-serving Taveta legislator Naomi Shaban has also conceded defeat in the race to secure a fifth term.

Naomi, in a Whatsapp group, told her supporters that preliminary results had indicated that she will not clinch back the seat.

Naomi who joined politics in 2002 is one of the Coast region's longest-serving legislators. She has served as an MP for 20 years after unseating former MP Basil Criticos.

She congratulated her competitor Bwire Okano of Wiper party.

"Good people, there is time for everything. Well done team Bwire," the Jubilee Deputy Party Leader said.

The veteran politicians said the time has come to move to other things. She lauded her supporters for electing her for four terms.

"Thank you for giving me a chance to serve you for 20 years. My young brother Okano, I congratulate you," she wrote.

Another aspirant Moris Mutiso of ODM also conceded defeat, promising his supporters to mount a bigger fight next time.

Mutiso who narrowly lost the seat to Shaban in the 2017 election said all indications were clear that he had lost.

"We have lost this election, I conceded with my head held high. We live to fight some other day. Let's get back to work now," Mutiso said.

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