Gideon Maitha Mung’aro of ODM is the new Kilifi Governor elect after defeating Aisha Jumwa of UDA.
In results released by the electoral commission on Friday evening, Mung’aro won the seat after garnering 143,773 votes against Jumwa who got 65,893 votes followed closely by George Kithi of PAA party who got 64,326 votes.
Together with his deputy governor Flora Chibule Mung’aro promised to work together for the people of Kilifi.
”Im humble.I want to thank the people of Kilifi for choosing me as their preferred governor’, he said.
He further said that he will be ready to work with any leader regardless of their political affiliation.
”To my strongest opponents, I know you are great minds,I welcome you to the winning team for the benefit of the Kilifi people”, he added.
Mung’aro promised to fight corruption in the County and streamline service provision to have many people empowered instead of making one billionaire from county funds.
He further said that he will ensure all Early Childhood Development centers (ECD) are well equipped and that all children of school going age are enrolled despite their parents’ economic background.
The former devolution and lands CAS was elected to represent the Kilifi North Constituency in the National Assembly of Kenya in the 2013 Kenyan parliamentary election.
Mung’aro was the chairman of the African Union Parliamentary Group and the chief whip succeeding from Hon. Jakoyo Midiwo.
He is also a former mayor of Malindi Town.
He was elected to represent the Kilifi North Constituency in the National Assembly of Kenya in the 2013 Kenyan parliamentary election.
Others in the race were, Michael Tinga Ford Kenya got 2,864 votes, Alphonce Mbaru of safina party got 1,497 votes, Franco Espasito independent ticket got 2,709 votes and David Khombe Noti got 2,574 votes.
Getrude Mbeyu [ ODM] was re-elected Women Representative in the county after defeating Christine Zawadi of PAA.
Mbeyu garnered 111,039 votes while her closest opponent Christine Zawadi of PAA got 89,437 votes.
Stewart Madzayo [ODM] defended his senatorial seat after getting 144,740 votes against his closest opponent Ben Kai of PAA who got 69,917 votes.
Kilifi had 588,602 registered voters.
According to the Kilifi IEBC manager Hussein Gurre the turnout was below average.