Newly-elected Ugenya Member of Parliament David Ochieng and his Embakasi South counterpart Julius Mawathe were on Tuesday sworn in days after winning the by-elections.
The swearing in of the duo was overseen by National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi.
Mr. Ochieng, who vied for the Ugenya seat under the little-known Movement for Democracy and Growth (MDG) party, defeated his Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) counterpart Christopher Karan with over 7,000 votes in the April 5 election.
The legislator formed the MDG party in 2017 after a fall out with ODM party’s top leadership.
Mr. Mawathe, flying a Wiper Party ticket, was declared winner in the Embakasi South by-election, beating out ODM’s Irshad Sumra who conceded defeat even before half of the votes cast had been tallied.
Political pundits termed Mr. Mawathe and Mr. Ochieng’s victories a blow to the ODM party and the stronghold of Raila Odinga in the Nyanza region.