Onunga Atandi has been declared the winner by the Presiding Officer with 69,129 votes against his closest competitor ex-MP Washington Omondi Muluan who polled a mere 14,000 votes.
It’s the second time that the MP is registering a resounding victory in the area’s elections having trounced Dr. Nicholas Kut Ochogo in the ODM Party nominations in June with a similar margin.
The MP also made history by going through the nomination process three times before his 2022 poll victory and in all the contests thrashing his rivals with a resounding victory.
The MP casts his vote on 9 August 2022.
His record in precisely utilizing the now suspended National Government Constituency Development Fund in education programs is unequaled by his predecessors.
The youthful MP is a die-hard Orange Democratic Movement Party faithful and his support for the party leader is often used as a reference point.
KARAPUL PRIMARY EDUCATION COMPLEX is Samuel Onunga Atandi’s landmark project.
The youthful legislator is especially popular among the youth.
In 1992 the Constituency elected political activist Otieno Mak’Onyango (Ford-Kenya) who was unable to retain his seat to NDP’s Peter Castro Oloo Aringo in 1997.
Veteran Aringo lost to novice Sam Arthur Weya in 2002. But the electorate rejected Weya for business magnate Edwin Ochieng Yinda (ODM) in 2007. Shipping millionaire Yinda lost to banker Washington Omondi Muluan (Wiper Democratic Movement Party) in 2013.
Atandi with Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition Party presidential candidate Raila Amollo Odinga (right).
Muluan was beaten by Atandi in 2017 and again tonight.