By NJ Correspondent:
The ruling jubilee coalition is set for a clean sweep in Kenya’s North Eastern region after grabbing Garissa and Mandera County’s top seats and leading in Wajir as results trickle in.
In Garissa, Ali Bunow Korane was elected the governor while Mandera’s Ali Roba retained his seat in the fiercely contested August 8, 2017 polls.
Wajir’s Mohamed Abdi Mohamud of Jubilee party was also leading his closest competitor and incumbent governor Ahmed Abdullahi by more than 10,000 votes by the time of going to press with few polling stations remaining to submit results.
Korane fought off fierce competition to dethrone Wiper party’s Nathif Jama while Mandera’s Ali Roba emerged victorious in the wake of an onslaught led by the Garre Council of Elders and their endorsed candidates.
The ruling jubilee party and its affiliated parties scooped most of the other seats in all the three counties as well making inroads in the hitherto opposition stronghold region.