Presidential candidates Jirongo, Nyagah concede defeat

Friday August 11 2017

Presidential candidate Shakhalaga Khwa Jirongo (left) and Mr Joseph Nyagah.

Presidential candidates Shakhalaga Khwa Jirongo (left) and Mr Joseph Nyagah. They have conceded defeat. PHOTOS | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

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Presidential candidates Shakhalaga Khwa Jirongo, popularly known as Cyrus Jirongo, and Mr Joseph Nyagah have conceded defeat.

In a joint press statement, the two said they accept the outcome of the polls, urging Kenyans to be unified.

"We strongly believe that for our country to develop, peace must prevail. We therefore concede defeat and accept the will of the people," they said.

They also commended Kenyans for turning up to vote.

Mr Jirongo was vying on a United Democratic Party party ticket while Mr Nyagah was an independent candidate.

Other presidential contestants who have conceded are Dr Ekuru Aukot and Dr Japheth Kavinga.