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Yusuf triumphs as PNU retains city seat

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PNU on Thursday evening retained the Kamukunji seat after its candidate Yusuf Hassan garnered 19,030 votes to win the by-election.ODM’s Ibrahim Ahmed came second with 15,476 votes in an election which saw a low turn-out and a clash of party agents.Some 42 voters were arrested and locked up at Pangani Police Station — 38 for double registration and five for shouting party slogans outside polling stations.Mr Brian Weke of Narc Kenya was third with 4,064 votes. Agano Party’s David Waihiga garnered 367 votes, while Mr Geoffrey Muthini of TIP got 317 votes. Ms Muthoni Kihara of GNU took 248 votes against Ford People’s Daniel Omao who had 205 votes.Kenya Social Congress’s James Matagaro was last with only 36 votes.ODM conceded defeat, with Housing assistant minister Margaret Wanjiru describing the elections as free and fair. “I went from station to station and these elections were free and fair,” she said.