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Kibra parliamentary race:Jubilee and ODM parts strongmen throng Kibra ahead of campaign deadline on Monday

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BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,3RD NOV 2019-Campaigns for Kibra by election reaches fever pitch  on Sunday  as Monday’s deadline  draws nearer.Two strong political parts ODM and Jubilee have their leaders who have pitched tent in the popular constituency to campaign for their respective candidates.

Deputy President William Ruto is  leading  the ruling Jubilee party to drum support for their contender, McDonald Mariga,while Orange Democratic Movement leader Raila Odinga is  campaigning for Imran Okoth, in a rally dubbed “Kibra Locked” . The race has attracted a total of  24 candidates.

Jubilee party’s McDonald Mariga (left),and ODM’s Imran Okoth|COURTESY|Nairobi News

Ford Kenya party leader Moses Wetangula will pitch camp at Linda  community grounds to woe voters for Eng. Butichi Khamisi.

Others seeking a piece of Kibra include Musalia Mudavadi led party Amani National Congress, whose flag was handed to Eliud Owalo, a once political advisor of Odinga.

Okoth seeks to carry on with his brother’s legacy, who is hailed for investing heavily in the education sector.

“Ruto is a Deputy President, what difference will he do for Kibra, if Mariga is voted in?” Odinga posed when he received Governor Mutua, who has since declared support for Okoth.

 

 

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