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Ugenya residents await by-election results

Friday April 5 2019

Ugenya by-election

Residents cast their votes at Bar Oninge Primary School polling station in Siaya County on April 5, 2019, during the Ugenya by-election. PHOTO | ONDARI OGEGA | NATION MEDIA GROOUP 

RUSHDIE OUDIA
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Results for Ugenya by-election have started trickling in, indicating it is a two-horse race between Mr David Ochieng and former MP Christopher Karan.

Most polling stations closed at 5pm and vote counting started immediately.

Early results from North Ugenya show that Mr Karan of ODM and Mr Ochieng (Movement for Democracy and Growth) are neck and neck, just like in the 2017 General Election.

VOTES
At Sega Township Primary School polling centre, Mr Ochieng was leading with 924 votes against Mr Karan’s 723.

At Yenga Primary School polling centre, he maintained the lead with 429 votes against Mr Karan’s 373.

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At Urenga Primary School, Mr Karan turned the tables on Mr Ochieng by leading with 460 votes against the latter's 382. At Sirisia polling station Mr Ochieng took the lead.

In the 2017 elections, Mr Karan won the seat after garnering 23,765 votes against Mr Ochieng’s 23,418.

TURNOUT

Ugenya voters on Friday turned up early at the 112 polling stations across the four wards of East Ugenya, West Ugenya, North Ugenya and Ukwala to elect their MP amid heavy police presence.

Voting started at 6am with fairly long queues being witnessed at the stations.