The current Member of Parliament Peter Oscar Nabulindo has been re-elected Matungu legislator after garnering 22,528 votes in an election which attracted 8 candidates on August 9 exercise.
Nabulindo who has had a short stint in the August house had been elected in March 2021 through a by elections following the death of then area MP Justus Murunga.
He said he will pick it from where he left to serve all in a quest to make Matungu a better place.
“I want to thank the people of Matungu for trusting me and giving me the mandate of serving them again, I’ll do my best to continue discharging my responsibilities of representation, legislation and oversight to them.We managed to accomplish a few things during the short period we were at the helm and I’ll build on the same momentum going forward. This is a big win and it doesn’t belong to me but the general electorate of this area,we will work together to put our constituency on the national map” he jubilantly stated.
The crowded race saw ANC candidate Alex Wamukoya Lanya finish second ahead of former long serving MP David Were who was vying on the ruling Jubilee party to secure a third spot.Both got 9,395 and 5,828 votes respectively.
Others who were in the race include the outgoing Speaker of the Kakamega county assembly Morris Buluma and former defunct Mumias Sugar company Agronomy manager Jeremiah Namunyu.The two finished fourth and fifth with 4004 and 3604 votes respectively.
In 2017 polls,Nabulindo contested for the position under Moses Wetang’ula’s Ford-Kenya party and finished second behind Murunga after garnering 10,636 votes.
The victory is a dream come true for the family after his father and a retired high school principal Moses Nabulindo unsuccessfully vied for the same seat against then incumbent MP David Were in 2007.
Nabulindo resigned as a Senate officer in 2016 to embark on a community outreach programme dubbed Mashinani Initiative that constructed houses for poor families who lived in grass-thatched structures besides engaging in jigger eradication campaign.
“I started the projects to help the poor and it was out of pure heart with no intention of ever joining politics,” he said.
Earlier this year, he was among the ANC MPs who crossed over to the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) after falling out with the party leader Musalia Mudavadi over his support for Deputy President William Ruto.