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Former journalists emerge victorious in various political seats in the country

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BY EURIDICE NZIOKA,9TH AUG 2017-Former Journalists who  left the pen and plunged into politics making debut in 2017 elections   have  emerged with   victory   as  vote  counting nears conclusion.The percentage of  votes that remains to be tallied may not make a big diffrence.

Former  KTN investigative reporter Mohammed Ali,also  known as Jicho Pevu is set to become the next Nyali Member of Parliament.

The journalist was running as an Independent after having lost in the Nyali ODM nomination to Said Salim.

Another former journalist Gathoni Wamuchomba  who worked for Kameme FM  is set to become the next Woman Representative in Kiambu County after garnering 94.22 per cent of the total votes cast with the her closest challenger at 2.64 per cen

UPESINEWS.CO.KE  Enoch Wambua was leading  on Wednesday  as at 12pm in the Kitui senatorial seat with a whopping 211,399 votes translating to 70.1 per cent.

Wambua worked at Kenya Times, the Daily Nation and the Standard Newspaper before seeking the position on a Wiper ticket.

The seat was formerly occupied by David Musila who decided to run for the Governor’s post but he appeared headed for defeat.

Former Radio Jambo Presenter Granton Samboja is poised to be the next Governor Taita Taveta County unseating the incumbent John Mruttu.

Samboja took an early lead on Wednesday at 36.12 per cent with Mruttu coming second at 21.87 per cent.


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