Neto Sakwa Alukutsa is the MCA-elect Kivumbini Ward in Nakuru Town East.
Sakwa who was elected on Independent candidature garnered 2815 votes against the incumbent ODM’s Wilbur Onyango who got 1800 votes.
Addressing on Thursday at the Nakuru East Sub county Tallying centre at Kenya Industrial Training Institute Nakuru after he was handed certificate, Sakwa lauded the people of Kivumbini Ward for having trust in him.
“The journey has been long since 2013 but God has finally spoken and we have leadership in place that the people of Kivumbini Ward will never regret after 5 years as it has been the case” said Sakwa.
The soft-spoken but experienced politician has been unsuccessfully contesting Kivumbini Ward seat since 2007 with hope that one day he would serve the people of Kivumbini Ward as their Ward leader.
Sakwa-a strong supporter of ODM has always cried foul whenever ODM fails to conduct fair nominations in Kivumbini Ward.
It is for this reason that he decided to go the Independent way after ODM party for a third time failed to conduct nominations in Kivumbini Ward but instead gave a direct ticket to Wilbur Onyango who in 2017 was elected but two years down the line lost the touch with Ward residents.
Sakwa however has had good working strategy with a team from Nakuru East ODM office who believed in his capability despite the party denying him a certificate as well as his supporters.
Others who have supported his campaign include Mr.Hussein who also battled it out with Wilbur Onyango on ODM certificate issue before the party handed to the latter, James Kihoria who was also denied the Jubilee Party ticket,Marcel Mullah and Mr. Owino.
The proper collaboration, coordination,will of God and will of the people saw Sakwa emerge the winner in the race that attracted 14 candidates.
Sakwa who was received with a huge crowd of Kivumbini Ward residents upon receiving certificate from IEBC official, has vowed that his leadership unlike his predecessor, will be a people-centred and inclusive.