God Saves Cecily Mbarire From Wambora As Jubilee Nominates Her To Parliament

Embu Governor, Martin Wambora(left) and Former Runyenjes MP, Cecily Mbarire( right). PHOTO|NMG
After a heavy defeat to incumbent Embu governor, Martin Wambora in the Jubilee Party Primaries, many thought she had lost it all. She is clearly on her seventh out of nine lives after she was nominated to parliament by her party.

Martin Wambora won with a landslide victory in the Jubilee Party nominations after taking a commanding lead over his political rival Cecily Mbarire. He garnered 60,549 votes, against Mbarire's 41,987.

He later came to win the seat in the General elections in August.

Mbarire suffered a blow after losing in all polling stations on her home turf in Runyenjes.

In Gakundu polling station, Mbarire got 97 votes while Wambora won with 377. In Kangondi, Mbarire got 11 votes against Wambora's 113.

In a  survey released by Trends and Insights for Africa in March 2017, Wambora was the most preferred governor candidate with 48 per cent.

Cecily Mbarire. PHOTO|THE STAR
In a gazetted notice dated 25th August 2017, Cecily Mbarire was among the candidates nominated by Jubilee Party to serve in the 12th Parliament. Her nomination was tagged as 'Special Interest' category.
She was listed alongside David Ole Sankok, Halima Yussuf, Gideon Keter, Jeniffer Shamalla and Maina Kamanda.

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