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Kabogo becomes the first Kiambu governor

08 March 2013, 17:17 Wangui Joseph

A man who has been held with a lot of controversy ranging from drugs to murder, William Kabogo is the new and first governor for Kiambu County.

The immediate former Juja MP scooped the seat after beating his main rival former Director of Rockefeller Foundation James Nyoro.

On a TNA party ticket , Kabogo got 400 282 votes while Nyoro of Narc Party got 198 890 votes.

Nyoro conceded defeat Thursday midday even before vote tallying was complete.

He said that Kiambu people have picked their best choice and wished the governor elect all the best in his tenure.

Kabogo got the TNA ticket after the party primaries held on January 18 which were marred with several malpractices including physical fights. Several aspirants came out to condemn his victory.

The exercise made Nyoro defect to Narc party while his fellow George Nyanja who is also the ex-Limuru MP shelved his ambitions and opted to run for senatorial seat after defecting to the same party (Narc).

However, he did not make it in the senate race for he was floored by Paul Kimani Wamatangi of TNA.

The new governor elect was mentioned severally in the inquiry of the death of a Nairobi University student Mercy Keino.

Kabogo was reported to have been seen in the company of the law student at Wasini Luxury in Westlands on the fateful day she was found murdered and body dumped on a highway.

Reports had it that he was involved in a hot confrontation with the student before she was taken out of the apartment.

In addition, the controversial politician and his counterpart former Kilome MP Harun Mwau were suspected to be the major drug dealers in the country.

He refuted the claims and continued with his legislative duties.

He was first elected to parliament in 2002 on Safina party ticket after flooring KANU’s Stephen Ndichu.

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