BY MARTIN MUNENE FOR EDAILY.
Othaya Member of Parliament-elect Gichuki Mugambi was driven to a tallying centre in an ambulance, where he was issued with an IEBC certificate after amassing 29, 949 votes (62 per cent) cast on August 8.
Mugambi is still recovering following a horror crash that he was involved in on July 18, 2017.
The accident occurred in Ruiru, Kiambu County. He was driving from Ruai to Ruiru.
Doctors said one of Mugambi’s legs was badly injured during the head on collision crash. He was consequently put on a wheelchair.
On August 8, he was driven to a polling station – to cast his vote – in an ambulance.
He remains admitted at a Nairobi Hospital.
Mugambi, a Jubilee Party candidate, beat seven other contestants to the seat of Othaya MP.
His closest challenger, Wambugu Wainaina, an independent candidate, amassed 12, 138 votes (25 per cent), while Mugambi’s cousin, Peter Gichuki King’ara, who was running on a Democratic Party ticket, came third with 5, 344 votes (11 per cent).
Mugambi was received by his jubilant supporters at the Munaini Primary School tallying centre in Othaya town Thursday morning.
Othaya Constituency returning officer issued Mugambi with a certificate following his victory.
Mugambi has thanked Othaya residents for believing in his agenda.
Mugambi trumped outgoing Othaya MP, Mary Wambui, in Jubilee Party primaries, which were held in April, 2017.