By MN Reporter
The Kuria community in Migori county led celebrations over the Supreme Court decision to uphold the election of President-elect William Ruto.
On Monday the court upheld the August 9 general election decision that gave Ruto a win with the community that voted for Ruto in Azimio la Umoja candidate Raila Odinga backyard of Nyanza.
In Kuria, Mark Elim Chacha who led celebrations said as a minority community they banked their hope on Ruto and since independence they have never been outside government in voting.
“We had been following the supreme court decision with abated breath as in both two constituencies in Kuria we had UDA legislators who chose to bank on his administration for walking with us for the past decade,” Chacha said.
On August 9, Ruto won 65.13 per cent of votes from Kuria East and Kuria West constituencies, retained the two area legislators and allies on UDA ticket Marwa Kitayama and Mathias Robi respectively.
Raila got 34.17 per cent of votes.
In results released by Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission, Ruto won in Kuria West constituency by getting 29,212 of votes followed by Odinga who had 12,106 votes. George Wajackoyahh had 182 while David Mwaure trailed with 109 votes.
In Kuria East, Ruto won with 16,795 votes, Raila was second with 12,031, while George Wajackoyah had 144 votes followed by David Mwaure with 62.
Total across the two constituencies Ruto led by 46,007 votes compared with Raila’s 24,137.