• Passaris was awarded the Order of Grand Warrior awarded by former President Mwai Kibaki.

• In her late 50s, Passaris draws support following her successful business venture, the Adopt-A-Light' initiative.

the Nairobi Woman Rep
Esther Passaris the Nairobi Woman Rep
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Nairobi woman representative Esther Passaris of the ODM Party has been re-elected to her position after getting 698,929 votes.

Her main rival Senator Millicent Omanga of the UDA Party came second with 586,246 votes

The winner was declared by Nairobi County Returning Officer Albert Gogo and issued the certificate to Passaris.

"I'm grateful to my family and dedicate myself to serve this great county of Nairobi and Kenya at large," Passaris said.

Passaris's first attempt in elective politics was in 2008 following the death of Embakasi MP Mugabe Were.

However, she lost the by-election to former Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu.

In her late 50s, Passaris draws support following her successful business venture, the Adopt-A-Light' initiative.

This was an independent initiative that aimed to upgrade the city’s street lighting system to increase security.

The venture saw her awarded the Order of Grand Warrior awarded by former President Mwai Kibaki.

The mother of two in 2013, joined the race to become Nairobi’s first Woman Rep on a Kenya National Congress party ticket but came third with 291,384 votes behind the winner CAS Rachel Shebesh who polled 632,646 votes.

In the 2017 , she won the ODM party ticket for the Woman Rep position by garnering 65,104 votes in the primaries giving her the green light to face off with Shebesh of Jubilee party in the August 8 elections.

Passaris won the seat with 109,310 votes against Shebesh's 83,030.

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