As Kenya enters day two of counting and tallying, several celebrity names have also featured greatly in the list of winners.
For some time now, youthful celebrated persons have been tossing themselves into the murky waters of politics. Some have won the hearts of their constituents while others flop.
According to most of them, it’s the people who declared that they wanted them on the ballot.
Here is the list of some celebrities who have won and others who conceded defeat even before IEBC announced the results.
Those who have lost so far
Bahati, who was vying on a Jubilee Party ticket, lost his bid to become the member of parliament for Mathare.
The tallying is still ongoing with Oluoch of ODM and UDA’s Billian Ojiwa going neck and neck.
The popular radio presenter and reggae MC had set her eyes on the Dagoretti South parliamentary seat.
Vying as an independent candidate, she conceded defeat and congratulated the winner.
“I wish to congratulate the winner (yet to be announced) on their election and I wish them well in advancing the hopes of our constituents,” she said.
MC Jessy has conceded defeat and extended a message of heartfelt congratulations to his opponent Shadrack Mwiti who took an early lead.
“It has been a great journey. A journey of amazing political adventure. A journey of daring hearts. We will continue to engage as we look forward to Next time,” he said.
Gabu was seeking the position of MCA in Woodley, Kenyatta Golf Course Ward under the Alliance National Congress (ANC).
He conceded defeat after DNG won the seat.
Those who have won so far
The former Kiss 100 radio presenter and comedian Felix Odiwuor outshined the incumbent Nixon Korir to win the seat.
Korir accepted defeat on Wednesday.
The popular musician and hit maker of Vidole, Eko Dydda has won the Mathare North Member of County Assembly seat.
Media personality Davidson Ngibuini, popularly known as DNG, has won the Woodley, Kenyatta Golf Course Ward seat on a UDA ticket.