Makadara Member of Parliament George Aladwa now says that the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) loss in the concluded Ugenya parliamentary by election was inevitable.
Speaking on Radio Jambo's Mazungumzo Waziwazi show Saturday morning, the ODM Chair in Nairobi county said that he saw the loss coming, after being alerted weeks prior.
He admitted that Movement for Democracy and Growth (MDG) candidate and MP-elect David Ochieng had every reason to win, as compared to ODM'S Christopher Karan.
He noted that Ochieng has demonstrated his ability and commitment to develop the area, and did a lot during his tenure between 2013 and 2017, hence his win.
"Watu wa Ugenya walikuwa wameniambia Ochieng arashinda kwa sababu ya maendeleo. Amejenga vyuo mabarabara an a mengine mengi na wakenya wanataka maendeleo.
(I had information that he was going to win because of his good track record. He has built colleges, orads and other development initiatives and was going to win it)," he said.
He added that the ODM's loss is a good demonstration that Kenyans are no longer holed up in the idea of voting for political parties and on directions of political kingpins.
This that the party is led by opposition chief Raila Odinga, who doubles up as the Luo Nyanza political ki gpin and a native of Siaya county where Ugenya falls.
He proceeded to congratulate the former MP for his victory, looking forward to see him again in the August house.
"Wakenya wamechanuka na wamwsema kama hauna maendeleo utaelekea nyumbani. Nataja nimpomgeze Ochieng kwa ushindi wake.
(This shows that Kenyans have improved in their political decision making considerations, good job Ochieng)," he added.
Ochieng beat Karan with a margin of 4000 votes in the by election held on Friday.