The one  term Legislature garnered 27,558 votes against his close competitor  Elid Kalama Chai
of  ODM  party who got 19,699 votes.

The results were announced on Thursday night by the Constituency Returning Officer, Hamisi Tsumo ,who thanked the residents for being patient and calm during the counting exercise.

Mr Owen , who received his certificate after the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission returning officer at Pwani University, the county tallying centre on Wednesday will serve his second term as area MP.

Kilifi North MP Owen Baya poses with his wife Aisha Owen after IEBC declares him the Area MP on Thursday night at Pwani University, the County tallying center Photo by Treeza Auma

He was first elected to parliament in 2017.  Before joining politics, the economist  expert worked at the county government of Kilifi  between 2013 and 2017 when the outgoing governor Amason Kingi  appointed him as a county secretary.

During campaigns,Mr Baya  promised to prioritize education through ICT.

He also promised to improve the welfare of cashewnut  farmers.

Kilifi North constituency is a cashew nut growing region.

The overjoyed Baya thanked his constituents for giving him another chance to serve them, saying he will not let them down.

“I will do my best to transform Kilifi and initiate various development projects to uplift the living standard of the people,” Baya said.

In the race included  Amani Ian Mkare of PAA  who got 4,502 votes, Gongolo Nobert  of Safina with 544,Ziro Elizabeth of USP with 723 votes.

Kilifi  County has Seven  [7]Constituencies namely Kilifi south,Kaloleni,Rabai ,Ganze ,Malindi and Magarini  Constituencies.

In Kilifi North constituency Hon Raila Amollo Odinga led by 39, 278 followed by DP William Samoei Ruto who got 12,797 votes while George Wajackoya 462 as Waihiga Mwaure garnered 147 votes all in the presidential position.

By Treeza Auma

Treeza Auma is a Digital Content Producer and founder of KTMN She is also Television journalist at Kenya News Agency and Leadership Accelerator at Women in News.

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