[Deputy President William Ruto in a past event. His critic Johanna Ng’eno made it back to parliament. Photo/Nation]
Emurua Dikir MP Johanna Ng’eno withstood all odds to successfully defend his parliamentary seat despite his bad relationship with DP William Ruto.
Labeled as the biggest critic of Jubilee administration from a community believed to be supporters of DP Ruto, Ng’eno waged unimaginable wars against Jubilee in the last parliament.
And provisional results by IEBC show that the outspoken MP is headed to a landslide victory on a KANU ticket after beating his closest challenger, David Keter’s.
He is leading by 15, 458 to Keter’s 13, 055, a result that could be a blow to DP William Ruto.
During a series of rallies before elections, Ng’eno warned that Rift Valley was likely to vote opposition NASA, a claim that did not however hold waters.
Among fierce rivals of DP Ruto who lost elections include Bomet Governor Isaac Rutto and Narok West MP Patrick Ntutu who was running for governorship.
Analyst claim that his victory will give DP Ruto more headaches given his maturity in politics, which has seen him survive a major storm.
As expected, Jubilee party won many seats in Rift Valley despite an incredible performance by independence party KANU.