Mwangi Wa Iria,the Murang’a incumbent governor/FILE
BY JOHN WERU, CORRESPONDENT,MURANG’A, 28th april 2017-Murang’a Governor Mwangi Wa Iria will defend his seat on Jubilee ticket in the August General Election after trouncing his rival Jamleck Kamau in the nominations on Wednesday.
Wa Iria garnered 205,976 votes while Kamau got 119,339 votes.
But four MPs lost in the nominations with Kandara MP Alice Wahome being the only MP from the county who managed to secure the Jubilee Party ticket. Mathioya’s Clement Wambugu lost to Peter Kimari, Kangema’s Tiras Ngahu was ousted by Muturi Kigano while Gatanga’s Humphrey Njuguna lost to Joseph Nduati.
Sources have also intimated to UPESINEWS that the senatorial race in Muranga county things were as tight as expected with former Kiharu member of parliament Irungu Kang’ata emerging victorious against his kigumo counterpart Jamleck Kamau both who had vacated their seats as MPs and decided to go for other seats.