Former Devolution and Planning Cabinet Secretary Anne Waiguru is headed for victory in the Kirinyaga Jubilee nominations for governor, flooring incumbent Jospeh Ndathi.
With votes tallied for all but two polling stations in the country, Wiguru leads holds a commanding lead with 102,927 votes. Her closest rival is Kirinyaga Central MP Jospeh Guitar with 44,745 votes. Incumbnet governor Jospeh Ndathi is trailing in third with 19,078.
Joseph Ndathi conceded defeat but said the nomination process was marked by several irregularities and has said he will hold a meeting with his team and supporters to discuss his next move. "It doesn't matter what happened in yesterday's nominations, there was massive rigging,'" the governor said. He was unable to cast his own vote because youths burned voting materials at his Rukenya Primary School polling station.
A majority of Members of County Assembly (MCAs) in Kirinyaga County also appeared headed for defeat at the hands of newcomers.
Should Waiguru be eventual the winner after the nomination process, she will face off against Narc-Kenya leader Martha Karua in the August 8th general elections.