Ugenya MP-elect, David Ochieng has made an entry into history after managing to beat the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) in a region considered to be its political bedrock.

This is with the consideration that the opposition boss Raila Odinga had always enjoyed close to absolute support in the region, which doubles up as his home ground.

ODM also enjoys massive support in the entire Nyanza region.

The Movement for Democracy and Growth (MDG) party leader made a name for himself as the first non-ODM candidate to win a parliamentary seat in the county since devolution took off.

He is also the first one under the new constitution to make it to power on a party completely not linked to ODM in any way.

All the remaining constituencies of Alego Usonga, Gem, Bondo, Rarieda and Ugunja are and have always been under the rule of the Orange party.

He now joins a few other politicians who have managed to pull a similar stunt in Nyanza, where only a few politicians have managed to win on rival parties under the new constitution.

However, all of these have done it using parties allied to ODM, after associating themselves with the Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) and National Super Alliance (NASA).

They include Migori Governor Okoth Obado who won his first term in 2013 on the People's Democratic Party (PDP) and Muhoroni MP Onyango K'Oyoo who used the same party.

The party was a member of CORD and in support of Raila's presidential bid, before both leaders trooped back to ODM ahead of the 2017 elections and managed to secure the victory.

The other is Kisumu West MP Olago Aluoch who has secured two victories (2013 and 2017) in the Ford Kenya party ticket. Both times, the party was in a coalition with ODM.

In this list also are a number of independent candidates like Kisumu East's Shakeel Shabbir who was an ODM candidate before opting out, but has been seen to remain loyal to Raila.

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