Ochillo Ayacko wins Migori Senate by-election


The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) candidate garnered a total of 85, 234 votes.

The seat attracted six (6) candidates who battled it on during the By election which took place yesterday and proceed till the next day where the IEBC declared Ochillo Ayacko the winner with Provisional results show him clinching 85,234 votes, with Oketch of Federal Party of Kenya coming in second with 60, 555 votes as other four contenders follow.
he results from all the 826 polling stations are said to be in and what remains is the official declaration of the results by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission.

Voter turn out was low in the county that has 388, 633 registered voters. The primaries for the race were acrimonious with ODM putting its weight behind Ayacko to the chagrin Governor Okoth Obado who supported Oketch. Governor Obado has been charged with the murder of university student Sharon Otieno and remanded in Industrial Area GK Prison in Nairobi. His successive applications for bail have not been granted.

The Migori Senate seat fell vacant after Ben Oluoch died on June 19.