By MN Reporter
Eddy Gicheru Oketch, the Federal Party of Kenya candidate who came second in Monday by-elections accepted defeat and said he will not go court to challenge results.
Oketch said he vied to unite and bring peace to Migori which Ochillo Ayacko should emulate as the senator elect.
“It is my single hope that the senator elect will put deliberate effort to unite the great people of Migori county,” Oketch said in a press conference.
The results announced by Migori county returning officer Ruth Kulundu at Migori TTC, which was the county tallying center Ayacko won 57.7 per cent of the votes cast with 85,234 votes.
Oketch got 41 per cent of the votes with 60,555.
The county has a total of 388,633 votes with a small turnout of 38.02 per cent despite all six candidates and their leader calling for voters to turnout in large numbers.
Other candidates Dickson Ogola (Independent) got 654 votes, Peter Jobando (Green Congress Party) 555, Samuel Otieno (Independent) 457, Solomon Hodo (People Democratic Party) 285 with 511 votes being spoilt.
Despite insisting that he will not appeal the case in court, Oketch said ODM legislators outside Migori who invaded polling centers had sinister motive and “world knows what has happened in this by-election.”
He said despite his loss, “the fight for these social ideal continues, and as long as I live,” he will serve Migori people.