Imran Okoth wins Kibra by elections

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ODM candidate Bernard Imran Okoth has won the hotly-contested Kibra by-election.

Imran Okoth got 24,636 votes with Jubilee Party’s McDonald Mariga coming in second with 11,230 votes.

On Thursday night as counting was underway, Mariga conceded defeat and called Okoth to congratulate him.

I’m humbled to have received a congratulatory call from @MarigaOfficial . That’s the spirit of politics. I promise to move forward with every interested party for the good of our people. God bless Kibra.

— Benard Okoth Imran (@ImranOkoth) November 7, 2019

Anne Waiguru

@AnneWaiguru

Congratulations to Kibra MP Elect @ImranOkoth & Kibra people for voting in a true son of Kibra. Thank you for honouring the handshake. Walikucheka lakini #kwagroundvitunidifferent. Long live the #Handshake ; forward, onward to #BBI#volumeikosawa?#KibraDecides

The ODM Party

@TheODMparty

Congratulations Bernard Otieno Okoth Imran for your resounding victory in the just concluded by-election in Kibra. We give praise and thanks to the Lord for your victory. To your worthy competitors, we appreciate their effort. Zidi kutenda Mheshimiwa.

Kibra Constituency has a total of 118,658 voters in its five wards of Sarang’ombe, Woodley, Makina, Laini Saba and Lindi.

The mini poll in Kibra was marred by several incidents of alleged voter bribery and pockets of violence.

Three people were arrested over alleged voter bribery as Kibra residents cast their votes to elect a new Member of Parliament.