Rongai Member of Parliament Raymond Moi has won a second term in office after garnering 32,101 votes in the August 2 elections.
Defending his seat on a Kanu ticket, Raymond trounced four other candidates to become the first MP to be elected for a second term in Rongai since the 1988 elections.
The legislator beat his closest rival, Kibet Komen of Jubilee Party, who managed 25,219 votes while former MP Luka Kigen, who lost to Raymond in 2013, garnered 587 votes.
Speaking at the constituency tallying centre at Kirobon Boys High School, Raymond expressed his gratitude to the people of Rongai for re-electing him.
“I am grateful to the electorate in Rongai Constituency for giving me a second chance to serve them as their MP. I take it as a message that they believe in my development agenda. I am committed to do more for them to better their lives,” said Raymond.
Raymond attributed his win to his prudent spending of the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) which has seen the area develop its infrastructure.
“Rongai is among the constituencies where CDF is best managed. The residents have seen value for their money which I equitably distribute to all in terms of projects,” said Raymond.
He thanked the residents for turning out in large numbers to vote for him and President Uhuru Kenyatta.
“I am happy that the residents supported the Jubilee presidential candidate Mr Kenyatta who Kanu also strongly supports. I assure all the residents that my leadership will not discriminate against any of them on the basis of the candidates they voted for,” said Raymond.
Raymond commended the IEBC for ensuring that voting was free, fair and smooth.
“This was one of the most well-organised general elections. Materials were ferried to all stations in time, security was provided and the results at the constituency level were announced in good time. We all appreciate the good work by the IEBC,” said Raymond.
On the presidential election results, he called on Kenyans to remain calm until the IEBC officially announces the winner, saying that provisional results should not raise alarm.
He noted that Rongai had been known as a hotspot for violence in past general elections but the residents had maintained peace during the electioneering period.
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