Wundanyi MP Thomas Mwadeghu is leading in the Taita Taveta governorship ODM primaries after beating Governor John Mtuttu in Wundanyi Sub-County.
Mr Mwadeghu has garnered 4,417 votes against Mr Mruttu’s 3,628 votes.
Governor Mruttu had earlier taken the lead when votes for Wundanyi Mbale Ward were tallied but Mr Mwadeghu later overtook him when votes from Mwanda/Mgange Ward arrived at 5am Wednesday morning.
In Werugha Ward, Governor Mruttu garnered 1,527 votes against Mr Mwadeghu’s 446 votes.
In Mwanda/Mgange ward, Governor Mruttu garnered 582 votes while Mr Mwadeghu got 1,985 votes.
This ward is considered Mr Mwadeghu’s stronghold since it is his home turf.
In Wumingu/Kishushe Ward, Mr Mruttu garnered 665 votes while Mr Mwadeghu got 595 votes.
In Wundanyi/Mbale ward, Mr Mwadeghu garnered 1,391 votes against Mr Mruttu’s 854 votes.
In the race for the ODM senate ticket, Jones Mwaruma got 6,698 while his closest challenger, Richard Tairo, garnered 1136 votes.
In the woman representative’s race, Hope Anisa garnered 4,605 votes while her closest challenger, Anastasia Wakesho got 3,124 votes.
The sub-county returning officer Katema Henriques will announce the results before forwarding them to the county tallying headquarters in Mwatate Sub-County.
The votes were cast in 24 polling stations across the four wards in the sub-county.