Esther Passaris wins Nairobi ODM women rep ticket

Esther Passaris has won the Nairobi ODM nominations for the women representative’s seat.

She garnered 65,104 votes against her closest rival Beatrice Kwamboka’s 11,296.

Other aspirants in the race were Jane Nyaboke, who came third with 4,674 votes, Joan Otieno (3,410), Ramla Maalim (2,414) and Caroline Andisi (1,283).

Ms Passaris is expected to face off with Jubilee Party candidate Rachel Shebesh in the elections.

However, Mrs Shebesh’s win has been challenged by her rival Wangui Ng’ang’a, who claimed there was rigging in the nominations.

Ms Ng’ang’a came fourth in the Jubilee race but has argued she was rigged out.

Mrs Shebesh led with 91,766 votes against Millicent Omanga’s 53,734 and third-place finisher Karen Nyamu’s 36,828.