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Odinga urges KIbra voters to Protect their votes as he casts his ballot in the ongoing by election

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BY ANN MUNENE,NAIROBI,7TH NOV 2019-ODM party leader Raila Odinga has  voted in Old Kibra primary school  in the ongoing by election in the constituency. Odinga who was accompanied by his wife Ida and daughter rosemary urged Kibra voters to ensure they guard their votes jealously

“We are in our bedroom and I want to ask our people to protect our bedroom against infiltrators and outsiders,” Raila said.

Raila also asked residents to be peaceful.

“We want the people to decide on their own… we urge all our supporters to be very peaceful today we don’t want anybody to complain of intimidation,” he said.

“People must be allowed to exercise their democratic right today. I want to urge all to come and vote today.

Raila urged those who have not voted to come out and vote. He was accompanied by his wife Ida and daughter Rosemary Odinga.

ODM leader Raila casts his ballot at the Old Kibra Primary school on Thursday 7,Nov 2019|UPESI DIGITAL

Voters trooped to the polls in a contest considered a dress rehearsal for the 2022 General Election and a test of muscle for both DP William Ruto and Raila.

The winner succeeds Ken Okoth who died in July, triggering the hotly contested by-election.

ODM’s Bernard Okoth, Ken’s brother, faces Jubilee’s McDonald Mariga, an ex-football star and Eliud Owalo of ANC. Twenty-four candidates are on the ballot.

The hotly contested poll is being overseen by 188 presiding officers and 625 clerks. There are 118,658 voters listed on the IEBC roll.

 

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