Kenyans have been praised by citizens of neighboring countries for remaining calm as they await the results of the presidential election.
The results from all constituencies in Kenya are still being tallied by the independent electoral and boundary commission.
As the results of other elective seats were announced yesterday, more political heavyweights were defeated by up-and-coming politicians.
Veteran politician Samwel Ongeri suffered at the hands of a young simba Arati, who is now Kisii County’s new governor.
Former Nairobi governor Evans Kidero and outgoing Nakuru governor Lee Kinyanjui joined Ongeri. Gladys Wanga and Susan Kihika defeated the two.
In Meru County, women representative Kawira Mwangaza pulled another major surprise when she defeated governor Kiraitu Murungi and senator Mithika Linturi to win the gubernatorial seat.
In another story, the strength of Deputy President William Ruto in Mount Kenya has undoubtedly reduced President Uhuru Kenyatta’s influence and voice in his own backyard.
The president is now at a crossroads following significant losses for his jubilee party at the hands of United Democratic Alliance candidates.
In an unprecedented move, outgoing governor Salim Mvuria will hand over the gubernatorial seat to his deputy Fatuma Achani.
Unlike most governors, who are constantly at odds with their deputies, the duo maintained a positive relationship throughout their two terms.
In her victory speech, Achani praised her boss for believing in her while urging other leaders to do the same.
Sunday nation: Political dynasties reaped a mixed bag in the recent general election.
Whereas Gidion Moi, the outgoing senator for Baringo County and the face of the Moi dynasty, failed to defend his seat, other members of political families reaped big and managed to keep their families’ names.
In Nakuru, Kihika Kimani’s daughter defeated outgoing governor Lee Kinyanjui to keep her father’s name in politics.
Ruth Odinga was elected as the women’s representative in Kisumu, while her brother Oburu Odinga was elected as the new senator for Siaya County.
The two are now watching with bated breath to see if their other brother Raila Odinga will win the presidency and preserve the Jaramogi dynasty.
In another story, the ministry of education’s decision to postpone school reopening until Thursday jeopardizes the calendar.
It is worth noting that this term only has ten weeks while the next one has nine, which means that students, particularly candidates, will be severely disadvantaged.
The paper also chronicles Mount Kenya’s deep love and new hatred for President Uhuru Kenyatta in another story.
They initially disliked him when he was rejected in 2002 in favor of veteran opposition leader Mwai Kibaki, but later embraced him in 2013 and 2017.
It’s unfortunate that they rejected him in 2022 because of the political direction he wanted them to take.
The rejection has occurred at the same time as the death of the ruling party Jubilee, which has followed in the footsteps of KANU, NARC, and PNU.
Finally, the recently concluded general election has created an urgent need for new kingmakers across the regions.
Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka, Ford Kenya party leader Moses Wetangula, Mathira MP Rigathi Gachagwa, outgoing Mombasa governor Ali Hasan Joho and his counterpart Salim Mvuria, and Dr Fred Matiangi are now waiting to be crowned for a job well done by their principals.
Seven female leaders defied the odds to become governors of seven counties across the country.
This is a fantastic victory for the ladies and the Kenyan girl.