The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has declared Gladys Wanga the new governor for Homa Bay County.

Wanga who vied on an ODM ticket received 244,059 votes thrashing his closest opponent, former Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero who trailed her with 152,182 votes on an independent ticket.

According to the results, Wanga had a lead in seven out of eight counties while Kidero only beat Wanga in Homa Bay Town Constituency by 2,000 votes.

UDA candidate Mark Rabudi came a very distant last after gaining only 1,244 votes.

The Homa Bay Governor-elect thanked her supporters for turning up in droves and voting for her.

Wanga also invited her competitors whom she termed worthy to the party and asked them to put their political differences behind for the betterment of Homa Bay people.

"To our worthy competitors, we ask that now that the election is over we should keep it behind us. You had an agenda for Homa Bay, we had an agenda as well. Let's come together, let's work together and serve the people of Homa Bay," she said.

"To the people of Homa Bay, it doesn't matter if you voted for us or not, let us move the county to the next level together."

Wanga will go down in history books as the first female governor in the Nyanza region.