• Wanjiru was eyeing the Nairobi Senator seat but came in second place.

• Sifuna, the ODM secretary general was declared the winner after garnering 716,876 votes.

in a file photo
Margaret Wanjiru in a file photo
Image: The-Star

After falling short of ODM's Edwin Sifuna in the contest for the Nairobi Senate, Bishop Margaret Wanjiru has conceded defeat.

Wanjiru, who ran for the position on a UDA ticket, finished second after receiving 554, 091 votes. "Although we ran a vigorous campaign in Nairobi, Edwin Sifuna defeated us.

"We put up a vibrant campaign in Nairobi, but our challenger Edwin  Sifuna carried the day. We congratulate him and urge him to serve all our residents equally," she posted on her Facebook page on Sunday.

After receiving 716,876 votes, Sifuna, the ODM secretary general, was proclaimed the victor.

There were three other candidates: Abdikadir Ahmed Jamaa (Usawa kwa Wote Party), David Mwangi Gichuru (Safina), and Silas Angira (Party of Democratic Unity).

Others include Jacintah Wambui Kamau, Julie Wanjiru Kabogo, and William Wahome Kabera of the Democratic Party of Kenya (Communist Party of Kenya).

She also expressed her congratulations to other contenders for various elective positions. She added,

"I would also like to congratulate all the other candidates who were successful in the poll, from MCAs, MPs, Woman Representative Esther M Passaris, and governor-elect Sakaja Johnson. Senator Sakaja will be replaced by Sifuna, who will take over as Nairobi's governor from the City Hall."

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