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David Ochieng wins Ugenya by-election

Saturday April 6 2019

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Movement for Growth and Development candidate in the Ugenya by-elections David Ochieng (left) at the tallying centre during vote counting on April 6, 2019. PHOTO | ONDARI OGEGA | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

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Movement for Democracy and Growth party candidate David Ochieng has won the Ugenya parliamentary by-election.

Mr Ochieng garnered 18,730 votes to defeat ODM's Chris Karan who got 14,507 votes. Other contestants were Daniel Juma of Grand Dreams Development party who garnered 78 votes followed by Thirdway Alliance party's Brian Omondi (27).

"The will of the people can never be diverted; their wish will always emerge victorious," Mr Ochieng said.

NULLIFIED

The voter turn out was 57.88 per cent compared to 81.9 per cent during the 2017 General Election.

The by-election was called after the Kisumu High Court nullified Mr Karan's win over irregularities.

Mr Ochieng founded the party following his defection from ODM after he was accused of disloyalty.