Migori County senator aspirant Eddy Gicheru Oketch has conceded defeat to senator elect Ochillo Ayacko.
Ayacko garnered 85,234 votes to beat Oketch of the Federal Party of Kenya who garnered 60,555 votes.
In his concession speech, the 27 year old stated that on Monday he lodged complaints with the IEBC and the media about the invasion of the elections by “non-Migori ODM leaders.”
“The world knows what has happened in this by-election,” reads his statement in part.
He did however commend the voters who showed up to exercise their civic duty, though in low numbers, for “braving the morning cold, braving the long queues and the scorching sun.”
Oketch also thanked the people of Migori for supporting and standing with him during the intense campaign period, noting that they withstood the political pressure.
“You have also demonstrated to the world that despite the intimidation on you and unjustified propaganda on me,” he said.
Even after his loss, the politician has vowed to always be of service to the people of Migori who will remain “dear to me.”
“My sole purpose for contesting the seat was to bring unity and peace in Migori county. I believe in these two as recipe for development.”
He has also asked Ayacko to “put deliberate effort to unite the great people of Migori.”
The seat fell vacant following the death of Senator Ben Oluoch who lost the battle to cancer in June.
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