Esther Muthoni Passaris was overwhelmed with emotions when she was announced the winner of the Nairobi county woman representative seat on Sunday, August 14.
On an ODM ticket, Passaris floored her main opponent Millicent Omanga to retain the seat that she first won in 2017.
She polled 698,929 votes against the 586,246 garnered by Omanga who vied on a UDA ticket.
While receiving her certificate, Passaris managed to contain tears that were nigh as she recalled the counsel from her father who passed away in January this year.
"I want to dedicate this win to my father, who passed away in January and is not here to see me win this. And because he loved this country so much, I want to say "Daddy, as I dedicate this win to you, I would do everything that you taught me.
To serve with integrity, compassion, and the spirit of God in everything that I do. I will do all that in your honour, and for the great people of Nairobi county, thank you" she said.
Passaris' father, a naval architect by profession, died aged on January 21, 2022, at the age of 79 years.
On his part, the city's senator-elect Edwin Sifuna dedicated his victory to his late grandmother.
Sifuna said that his grandmother died two days to the polls; he said he would be attending her burial with the IEBC certificate as a way to appease her departed spirit.
The ODM party secretary-general garnered a total of 716,876 votes to floor his main challenger Bishop Margaret Wanjiru of the UDA party, who polled 524,091 votes.