Former Rift Valley region commissioner George Natembeya has been confirmed as the winner of the Trans-Nzoia gubernatorial seat.
Natembeya, who ran under the DAP-K party ticket, bet his main opponent Chris Wamalwa overwhelming.
Speaking on his Twitter account, he termed his victory the people of Trans-Nzoia’s victory. He thanked the people for voting for him despite being a youngster in politics.
He wrote, “It is with profound humility that I accept the overwhelming support that I have been shown by the residents of Trans Nzoia- bestowering me with privileges to be their governor.”
He also did not forget to thank the Almighty for the strength he exhibited in the tough games of politics. To him, God had given him the mantle to transform the lives of the people of Trans-Nzoia through his leadership.
“I thank the almighty God for strength and zeal to sail through the political expedition to premier transformation in Trans Nzoia,” he wrote.
He went on to thank his family and deputy governor Philomenah Bineah Kapkory for their support.
He concluded his appreciation post by urging his competitors, especially Chris Wamalwa to work with him for the sake of the people of Trans-Nzoia County. According to him, his win was the county’s victory; thus, the leaders should put their differences aside and focus on developing people’s lives.
“First, I thank the almighty God for strength and zeal to sail through the political expedition to premier transformation in Trans Nzoia,” he said.
Adding, “Therefore, it will be a great honor as leaders to shelve our competitive aspects and focus on bringing change. Trans Nzoia has won ,victory is all ours. Cheers, my people. God bless you all.”
Earlier today, Chris Wamalwa had conceded defeat by congratulating Natembeya on his Facebook page.
Until January this year, Natembeya worked as a regional officer for Rift Valley before quitting to join politics, as is required of all public service workers.