Taita Taveta Governor John Mruttu has lost the ODM nominations to National Assembly minority whip Thomas Mwadeghu.
Governor Mruttu becomes the first governor to lose in the ongoing ODM nominations to Mwadeghu who is the Wundayi MP
Mr Mwadeghu garnered 18,421 votes against Mruttu’s 15,911 votes in the Coastal County.
Mruttu has, however, disputed the results calling for a repeat of the exercise in five polling stations including Challa, Jipe and Mahandakini Primary Schools, St. Joseph Kivukoni and Orkung polling stations.
The incumbent says the results are unsatisfactory as the voting process in the two areas started late due to delay in delivery of materials and this may have tilted the results in favour of Mr Mwadeghu.