Kirinyaga county has defied the "six piece" voting calls to elect businessman Charles Kibiru, an independent candidate as their senator.
This will be the first time the county gave a deaf ear to "suit" voting call since the introduction of multi-party politics in 1992.
Kibiru, a greenhorn politician, was announced the winner of the seat after trouncing three of his rivals among them, incumbent Daniel Karaba of Jubilee Party.
Kibiru garnered 147,921 votes against Karaba's 130,925 votes and Narc Kenya candidate Dishon Kirima, who got 9,897 votes. James Karimi, an independent candidate got 11,987 votes.
Kibiru was in the race for Jubilee party ticket but narrowly lost to Karaba, prompting him to ditch Jubilee and contest for the seat as an independent candidate.
Kirinyaga County Returning Officer Samuel Seki presented a certificate to Kibiru on Friday. Kibiru thanked the residents for electing him.
"This is a historic moment for me. Despite all odds and the fact that I was an independent candidate I have triumphed. For the first time in the history of the region people defied those telling them to vote only for Jubilee candidates," he said.
"I will effectively carry out my oversight roles without fear or favour. The residents have done me proud and I must serve them well. All projects which can benefit the residents must be fully implemented and without delay," said Mr Kibiru.
"Leaders had been divided for decades but it is time for them to unite. We should shun retrogressive politics and come together so that we can serve our people some who are living below poverty line," said Mr Kibiru.