Controversial Bahati MP Kimani Ngunjiri has lost his seat after being trounced by newcomer Irene Njoki.

Ngunjiri who vied on a UDA ticket was a diehard supporter of Kenya Kwanza Alliance presidential candidate William Ruto lost to Njoki on Jubilee narrowly after coming second in the race with 26,809 votes against Njoki who garnered 34,308 votes.

While addressing the media after being declared the winner, Njoki thanked her campaign team and her supporters for standing with her and turning up in large numbers to vote for her.

She won the seat on her first stab and is among the women who have made it to various elective seats in the country.

Njoki expressed her gratitude to Transport CS James Macharia and President Uhuru Kenyatta to whom she credited her win.

Ngunjiri, on the other hand, experienced opposition from within his party after the senator aspirant accused him of working with Azimio la Umoja One Kenya coalition.

The tiff between Njunjiri and Kihika escalated to the point that the latter urged Bahati residents not to vote for Ngunjiri.