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Kiambu County Governor William Kabogo has conceded defeat to Kabete MP Ferdinand Waititu.
By Wednesday afternoon, Waititu had an unassailable lead of over 500,000 votes. Baba Yao floored the incumbent after garnering 736,336 votes against Kabogo’s 192,045 votes.
Independent candidate James Njuguna emerged third with 3972 votes followed by Gakuru Kanyanja of the Maendeleo Chap Chap Party who got 3, 574 votes.
While accepting the defeat by Baba Yao, Kabogo said he had talked to Waititu as well as congratulated him.
Speaking to journalists at his home, Kabogo said: “My life has not stopped as well as I have no regrets whatsoever. Doing campaigns was one thing as well as running government another.”
“There is actually a lot to do…the future is actually bright. You live to fight another battle.”
In his official statement, Kabogo thanked the people of Kiambu for the opportunity to serve them as well as urged those who voted for him to support Waititu.
Read below his full statement:
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