Former Devolution cabinet secretary Anne Waiguru is set for a big win in Kirinyaga County.
Provisional results as of Tuesday morning had her leading the race by nearly 20,000 votes. These are however official results from Jubilee. Unofficial results from the ground have her way ahead with nearly 30,000 votes between her and her closest rival Joseph Gitari, who is the current Kirinyaga Central Member of Parliament.
Incumbent Governor Joseph Ndathi is set for a third place finish.
Many Kenyans on Twitter are not impressed with Kirinyaga people for voting in someone who has hit corruption-related headlines than anyone else in the recent past.
While Waiguru may have won round one, she will still face some stiff opposition from Martha Karua who is running on a Narc-Kenya ticket in August.
UPDATE: With 99% of the votes counted, these are the results.
Here are some tweets from KOT.
KIRINYAGA COUNTY , who hurt you … azin, are you fellas for reals ? !! ??
— ✨Spliff Star ?? .✨ (@issaboychild) April 25, 2017
Kirinyaga voted in a thief,,, Barabas aachiliwe Yesu asulubiwe
— luke bahati (@lukebahati) April 25, 2017
Waiguru is winning Kirinyaga Jubilee nomination proving that for you to succeed as a politician in Kenya you must be a criminal or a thief
— Cyprian, Is Nyakundi (@C_NyaKundiH) April 24, 2017
"Tumechagua Waiguru ndio Uhuru akue analala hapa Kirinyaga."~ Voter from Kirinyaga.
— Kenya Eric (@MheshimiwaKenya) April 25, 2017
— Mital (@Mital_KE) April 25, 2017
You are voting for kidero but you don't want kirinyaga people to vote in waiguru pic.twitter.com/YOoYDkTN5B
— Njogu (@Eddie_Njogu) April 24, 2017
— Bmw (@wamryann) April 25, 2017
This is how blind Kenyans can be.
Battle For Kirinyaga:- 134 Polling Stations
— Agindo O Nicholas (@AgindoN) April 25, 2017
People living in Nairobi have no clue whatsoever of the Kenyan politics. Case study: Kirinyaga's gubernatorial race.
— Ben Mutuku (@mutuku__) April 25, 2017
Waking up to news that Kirinyaga folks have elected Anne Waiguru pic.twitter.com/uWm1oc5g42
— Don Quixote (@eNdekerere) April 25, 2017
@MuregaNjoroge KIRINYAGA might be a rare proof that “Satan” has followers
— JW Media (@jwmedia64) April 25, 2017
After the transformation waiguru did at NYS, save all the drama with the scandals, she would do the Kirinyaga people some great good
— Prometheus MBS (@Kenribs) April 25, 2017
Hiyo duel ya Waiguru na Karua pale Kirinyaga itakuwa kwa Sportpesa jackpot.
— Mahatma Gathee (@Gishuvski) April 25, 2017
The incumbent governor of Kirinyaga came third ?? Non performers out! We need change
— Wilson Osinde™ (@Osindewilson) April 25, 2017
mbona watu wanatuingilia kirinyaga coz of voting Ann Waiguru. Its high time you mind your own business. We know what we r doing
— Ras Bonie Boniface (@bonie_ras) April 25, 2017
Waiguru after taking Kirinyaga light duties pic.twitter.com/jfAwI9zL6S
— Jose wambugu (@JoseWambugu) April 25, 2017
Kirinyaga people wanted to make a statement that no way they will have the incumbent for another five years.
— KirinyagaDecides (@KirinyagaRising) April 25, 2017
I WON’T never forgive Kirinyaga pple. Now Waiguru has a big chance to legitimize her stolen wealth
— Contraribot (@contraribot) April 25, 2017
Am proud atleast i don't come from Kirinyaga #Waiguru
— Wenger out (@dominchez_mwema) April 25, 2017
A young man from Kirinyaga whose life wld ve changed if NYS money wasnt stolen will vote Waiguru in. And he ll be stuck in poverty fr life.
— Patrick Sampao (@durkchild) April 25, 2017
Waiguru! The people of Kirinyaga don't even know, they could have just planted bombs in their homes and set them off! Am so frustrated!
— Migwi (@MigwiWambugu) April 25, 2017
All people from Kirinyaga county should be accompanied by Adults,clearly making decisions ni matatizo
— Pepe Le Pewe (@Aref_Caleb) April 25, 2017
It is unbelievable the people of Kirinyaga have elected Waiguru. It's true in Kenya money talks
— Robert Ochieng (@rob_otis) April 25, 2017
Why are people complaining about Kirinyaga?? Go vote in your respective counties and leave us in peace please.
— Mercy Kabutu (@mercy_kabutu) April 25, 2017
All people from Kirinyaga county should be accompanied by Adults
— Daktari (@Dr_Barasa) April 25, 2017
But seriously, how retarded are these Kirinyaga Jubilee people?
— Elega (@ThePimpala) April 25, 2017
In Nairobi, 20billion Can't be accounted for, If u r complaining about Waiguru in Kirinyaga and u Support Kidero, equal demand for justice
— Nick Lee Liberator™ (@RealLiberatorKe) April 25, 2017
Look at y'all castigating Kirinyaga people for voting in Waiguru while you vote in corrupt leaders in your respective areas. Nyani!
— Notch (@Gatuha_) April 25, 2017
So kirinyaga governor will be a woman. Either the thief or the snitch.
— QS.Ng'ang'a (@QSvosty) April 25, 2017
Why would the Kirinyaga people vote for Waiguru? Then again we voted for a president who was in court for crimes against humanity soooo….
— The Queen (@lilakanyiva) April 25, 2017
Its an irony for kidero fanatics to castigate Kirinyaga voters for electing Waiguru with a landslide.
— JayJayWaziri (@jjwaziri) April 25, 2017