Popularly known as ‘the Equalizer,’ Dr. Mutai joined forces with Eng. Fred Kirui, who was previously running for governor but dropped out to be Dr. Mutai’s running mate.
Dr. Mutai defeated his nearest rival, former Energy Cabinet Secretary Charles Keter, who received 60,342 votes.
Lily Ngok received 9,377 votes, while James Sang received 2,987 votes.
Beatrice Kemei was nominated for women’s representative with 87,182 votes, defeating the incumbent, Florence Bore, who received 64,651 votes.
Mutai, who described himself as coming from a poor family, thanked his supporters for standing by him after having received his nomination certificate at Kericho Tea Boys High School.
He praised the UDA leadership for the smooth nomination process, saying it was much more organized than the general election.