Jubilee Secretary General Jeremiah Kioni has conceded defeat in the Ndaragwa Constituency parliamentary race in the just concluded general election.
In a statement on Facebook on Wednesday, August 10, the outgoing Ndaragwa MP stated that it was an honour to serve the people of Ndaragwa.
Kioni stated that he accepted the results with honour as he congratulated his opponent George Gachagua on his election.
“To the people of Ndaragwa, it has been an honor to serve you as your Member of Parliament. I accept the results with honor and contentment. Congratulations Hon. George Gachagua on your election,” Kioni stated.
He further congratulated his staff and campaign team as he accepted the defeat by the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) candidate.
“Much appreciation to my staff, campaign team, and the entire community of Ndaragwa. May the Almighty God, bless the good people of Ndaragwa, and may HE enlarge their boundaries,” he stated.
Kioni was first elected to the position in the 2007 elections before being re-elected in 2017.
He now joins his Jubilee counterpart Amos Kimunya who lost in his quest for a fourth term in office after having served Kipipiri constituency for 15 years.
"Yesterday’s election was historic for Mt Kenya Region, including Kipipiri, and will hopefully offer a moment of reflection. The people made their decision, which was different from our expectations. In a democracy, the will of the people prevails, and therefore I and #TeamKimunya, will respect their choices. We extend our congratulations to the winners," Kimunya stated.