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ODM tops in Laikipia North

07 March 2013, 20:13 James Kabotia

ODM’s Mathew Lempurkel emerged Laikipia North’s first MP by garnering 7 267 votes against TNA’s candidate Richard Leiyagu who got 4 438 votes.

Other contestants in the race were GNU’s Peter Kilesi who got 4 313 votes, Lorere Emuria KNC who scored 3 549 votes, John Letai of URP who got 3 480 and John Eleman of UDF who gathered 216 votes.

Lempurkel became the first Member of National Assembly of the newly formed Laikipia North which was earlier under former Laikipia East MP Mwangi Kiunjuri.

Kiunjuri was the longest serving MP in Laikipia East whose leadership spread to Laikipia North and Central since the year 1997.

Having served as MP for 15 years, Kiunjuri opted to run for the county’s gubernatorial seat.

Raila Odinga garnered 11 581 votes against Kenyatta’s 9 707 votes in Laikipia North.

However, in Laikipia East, Odinga gathered 4 277 votes while Kenyatta got 51 990 votes.

In Laikipia West, Kenyatta scored 17 976 votes against Odinga's scored 3 517 votes.

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