• Johnson Sakaja  had 3,643 agents spread out throughout the numerous Nairobi polling places.

• Sakaja stated that he was unable to afford to pay the agents more until the results were made public.

in a file photo
Johnson Sakaja in a file photo
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Johnson Sakaja spent Sh 15 million on his just on August 9th.

Sakaja is the newly elected Nairobi Governor. The amount was used to pay his agents.

The Kenya Kwanza contender claimed to have 396 polling center managers and mobilizers in addition to 3,643 agents spread out throughout the numerous Nairobi polling places.

“We need to have an electronic transmission for our polls. I have just finished sorting out my agents. It cost me Sh15 million. I had 3,643 agents for three days of work. The rest ilikua kujitolea,” Sakaja noted.

He stated during a Tuesday night appearance on a local television program that Kenya’s electoral process came at a high cost to lawmakers in terms of financial load.

However, Sakaja stated that he was unable to afford to pay the agents more until the results were made public, noting that his followers had worked for no pay on the days that the vote tallying and verification exercises were being conducted.

The former Nairobi senator defeated his major competitor Polycarp Igathe of the Jubilee party, who received 573,518 votes, to win the position of Nairobi Governor with 699,392 votes.

In a past interview Bahati revealed his campaign budget was 50 million.

Speaking during an interview with Millard Ayo, Bahati who is vying for the MP seat for Mathare North shared.

"I have spent approximately 33 million on my election campaigns. I get support from well-wishers. My budget on election day is 10 million. Campaigns for a Parliamentary bid seat cost more than 50 Million." Said Bahati

He lost the seat to Anthony Aluoch.

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