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Prominent politicians ousted by new comers

06 March 2013, 15:58 Kelvin Wanjohi

The 2013 general elections have seen many political bigwigs lose their political grip in their areas after being floored by first timers in politics.

In Nyandarua,  former Finance minister and immediate foermer MP for Kipipiri Constituency Amos Muhinga Kimunya lost his parliamentary seat to a newcomer and an upcoming lawyer Paul Gichigi.

Kimunya garnered 16 689 votes against Gichigi's 18 992 to lose the seat, although he served as the MP for two consecutive terms.

Kimunya however conceded defeat but said that he was disappointed by the electorate because they did not consider his development record in the area.

He said that he respected the people's decision and thanked them for letting him serve the two terms.

In the list of those ousted are former Olkalou MP Erastus Kihara Mureithi who lost to Engineer Wagura Njoroge in the newly created Oljoorok constituency.

Former assistant minister for local government Goeffrey Gachara Muchiri who was the running mate for the gubernatorial seat aspirant Peter Gathimba also lost to Economist and academician Daniel Waithaka Mwangi who was running on a TNA ticket.

Festus Mwangi Kiunjuri (immediate Member of Parliament for Laikipia east) and Ndiritu Mureithi (Laikipia West) lost the gubernatorial seat to a first timer, Joshua Irungu.

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