The Malindi by-election was actually Hassan Joho Vs Uhuru contest, the rest were just supporting cast. Governor Joho KNOCKED Uhuru out completely!
In December President Uhuru showed on open disrespect to Hassan Joho and even released his chief attack dog Mike Sonko Mbuvi to demean the governor in his own stronghold. Statehouse operatives with the help of NIS worked hard to create tension between Mombasa MPs against governor Joho but that did not work.
Later Uhuru unleashed the state-machinery against Governor Joho, in which his family business was invaded and closed completely by Kenya Ports Authority and Kenya Revenue Authority even after courts against the state agencies actions.
Governor Joho had challenged Jubilee to a political contest ‘kuja tupimane nguvu, niwaonyeshe kidubwe dubwe cha siasa” and Malindi by-election came at the right time with Governor Jefferson Kingi playing host to the grand battle.
Uhuru got a technical knock out, the president’s tribesmen went to malindi walking with millions to buy votes and where they got a rude shock BUT hello, they made some good progress- from just 2000 votes to slightly over 8000, indeed Money can be magic.
And what was it that only Mt Kenya MPs were trusted by Statehouse operatives to carry bribes? isnt this discrimination to other leaders who support Uhuru like Sonko, Jimmy Angwenyi, Mungaro et al.
Bottom line Uhuru lost to Joho!