Naivasha Mp John Kihagi has joined the long list of Jubilee legislators who were sent home in the just ended party primaries.
Hours before the tallying exercise ended, Kihagi who performed dismally in the nominations conceded defeat and thanked Naivasha voters for giving him a chance to serve them.
Former Naivasha Mp Jane Kihara was declared the winner after garnering 21,111, followed by Ndegwa Nguthiru with 15,312 while Kihagi got 8,225 votes.
A tired looking Kihagi who was recently in the news after been deported from Italy admitted that the voice of the people had prevailed.
Addressing the press at Naivasha Boarding primary school where the tallying was going on, Kihagi said that he respected the decision of the voters.
Flanked by his supporters, Kihagi said that he would support Kihara in the coming general elections noting that she had the capacity to perform.
“The people of Naivasha have spoken and I want to sincerely thank them for giving me a chance to serve them and I wish Kihara all the best,” he said.
Kihagi said that he was optimistic that Kihara would be reelected into parliament come August and complete ongoing CDF projects.
“The nominations have been free and fair I thank Naivasha people for been peaceful before and after the nominations,” he said.
In her acceptance speech Kihara thanked the electorate for giving her a second chance noting that the exercise had been stiff and challenging.