Friday, December 28, 2007

Raila clinches Lang'ata!

It is no surprise that Raila Amolo Odinga is the MP elect of Lang'ata Constituency. He garnered 59,416 votes and in his wake he left his closest challenger, Stanley Livondo of PNU, aka Mr. Moneybags, with 23,919 votes and Stella Mbai of ODM-K 1,342 votes.

There was initial speculation locally and internationally that Raila Odinga would lose the parliamentary seat, and therefore be lawfully disqualified from assuming the presidency which requires that the president must first be elected as an MP. This was the solo brief to Mr. Moneybags Livondo: ensure that Raila does not capture Lang'ata. It seems Livondo will now have to account for the "campaign" funds he recieved from Kibaki and his Kikuyu mafia. credit to Livondo, though: he decided to invest the money in a state-of-the-art Hummer.

Presidential results at time of publication show that Raila is steadily widening the gap as media tallying show that Raila is at 2.9m votes against the incumbent's 1.9m, while Kalonzo is trailing a distant third with 279,000 votes. It seems Kibaki is destined to make a distinction as the first one-term incumbent in Africa to be voted out of office.

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