Imran wins Kibra ODM nomination ticket


Imran Okoth is the new Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) candidate for the Kibra by-election slated for November 7.
Okoth trounced the other nine aspirants in Saturday’s ODM primaries with 4,382 votes.
He was followed by Peter Orero (1,218), John Milla Otieno (906), Ben Musungu (524), Christone Odhiambo (417), Tony Ogola (381), Stephen Okello (228), Brian Owino (127), Reuben Ojijo (52) and Eric Obayi (45).
Okoth will face off with other candidates on November 7 in the race to succeed his late brother Ken who died of cancer on July 26.
If unchallenged, the party will forward his name to the Independent Electoral Boundaries Commission (IEBC) on Monday.
All eyes now shift to campaigns with Jubilee party promising to invade the slum well known as Raila’s backyard for decades.
Deputy President last week visited the constituency and promised to return with his full campaign in the area for Jubilee candidate.
ODM had earlier on assured the 10 aspirants of transparency in the entire exercise.
Executive board chairperson Judith Pareno said her team held consultations with the county security team which assured the party of maximum security during the nomination.
Imran, brother to the late Ken Okoth will now face off with Jubilee’s Macdonald Mariga, ANC’s Eliud Owalo and Ford Kenya’s Engineer Khamisi Butichi in Kibra by-election.


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