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BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,8TH NOV 2019-The deputy president William Ruto has commended KIbra constituency voters for coming out and voting for the Jubilee candidate MC Donald Mariga in the just concluded by-election.
Even though Mariga did not emerge victorious coming in second with 11,230 votes behind ODM’S Imran Okoth who got 24,636 votes,the deputy president says the kibra voter has a made a strong point and changed the politics not only of Kibra but of Kenya. In his message posted on Twitter Ruto says inspite of questionable reinforcements, the con handshake candidate narrative ,violence and intimidation,they still came out to vote for Mariga who emerged number two.Here is the twitter post:
Kibra you are amazing! In spite of questionable reinforcements ,the con-handshake candidate narrative, the violence/ intimidation, you went past the gate, the door & voted Jubilee a third of 'bedroom'. You have changed the politics of, not just Kibra but Kenya. We are indebted.
— William Samoei Ruto, PhD (@WilliamsRuto) November 8, 2019