Embakasi West Member of Parliament (MP), George Theuri has conceded defeat to Jubilee contender Mark Muriithi Mwenje.
This comes after provisional results by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commissions (IEBC) projected a win for Mwenje.
Through a statement today morning, Theuri thanked Embakasi West residents for giving him the opportunity to serve them for 10 years.
“As we begin a new chapter, allow me to wish my brother the new incoming Embakasi West MP Hon Mark Mureithi Mwenje best of luck as you embark to start a new era as MP-elect,” stated Theuri.
Theuri noted that in every competition there must be a winner and a loser.
Theuri also called upon his supporters to support Mwenje who has been projected to win the seat.
“To all my supporters, please let’s support Hon. Mark Mwenje as he takes over office and accord him the necessary respect the office deserves,” he stated
Other lawmakers like Chama Cha Kazi party leader, Moses Kuria have already acknowledged defeat even before the winner has been declared by IEBC.
Kuria through his official Facebook page stated that he liked serving the people of Gatundu as MP and is now ready to focus on private business.
“I enjoyed every minute of my 8 years in elective politics. Back to private sector. Happily,” said Kuria at 11:25pm on Tuesday.
Kuria was one of six candidates running for the Kiambu governor seat, hoping to unseat incumbent Kiambu Governor James Nyoro, who was seeking re-election.
Former Kiambu Governor William Kabogo (Tujibebe Party), former Kiambu Senator Kimani Wamatangi (UDA), Patrick Wainaina Wa Jungle (independent), Juliet Kimemia (KANU), and Mwende Gatabaki(Safina Party) were among the other contenders.
Kuria was elected in Gatundu South MP in an uncontested by-election in 2014, following the death of then-MP Jossy Ngugi.