Businesswoman Mary Wambui Gets Othaya MP's TNA Ticket
Businesswoman Mary Wambui has won the The National Alliance (TNA) Othaya parliamentary ticket after a bruising battle with Othaya Development Authority chairman Gichuki Mugambi.
Ms Wambui polled 13,050 votes against Mr Gichuki’s 10,080 in the polls concluded on Saturday morning at 7am.
Others on the ballot were Kamau S. Kinyua, who polled 134 votes and Julius Miitii who managed 123 votes.
The polls were nearly marred by chaos on Friday night and police had to be called in to disperse rowdy voters at Boma polling station.
The TNA supporters were angry they were not allowed to vote after polls closed.
The Othaya contest had attracted public interest after pitting Ms Wambui against the First Family, which was perceived to be backing Mr Gichuki in the battle to succeed President Kibaki as area MP. - Daily Nation