Landslide victory for ODM Candidate Bernard Otieno Okoth (Imran) Kibra Constituency By-Election

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Landslide victory for ODM Candidate Bernard Otieno Okoth (Imran) Kibra Constituency By-Election

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Landslide victory for ODM Candidate Bernard Otieno Okoth (Imran) Kibra Constituency By-Election

The Kibra Constituency by-elections  2019 registered  a voter turnout of  35.38%. The total number of  votes cast in the by election  was 41,984 

The Returning Officer for the Kibra MNA By election 2019 declared ODM’s Okoth Bernard Otieno as the validly elected MNA for Kibra Constituency after garnering 24,636 votes. Jubilee candidate MacDonald Mariga was second with 11,280

Voting ended earlier today in the Kibra parliamentary by-election,the Kibra MP seat fell vacant following the death of Ken Okoth who succumbed to colorectal cancer on July 26, 2019

Vote counting has kicked off in Kibra constituency after a day of voting that was marred by chaos in some polling stations.

The polling stations were closed by 6pm.

Earlier, ODM Secretary-General Edwin Sifuna exuded confidence that the Orange Party’s candidate would win the seat.

“We have won the Kibra seat, as per our tally. We are only waiting for the official declaration of results and handing over of certificate to our candidate,” Mr Sifuna said.

Jubilee Party candidate in the Kibra by-election McDonald Mariga has conceded defeat to his ODM rival Bernard Okoth.

In a video clip, Mr Mariga called Mr Okoth to congratulate him for his victory.

 

He said he was happy that the contest was carried out peacefully and that they will continue being friends.

Mr Mariga conceded defeat when the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) figures from 40 out of 183 polling stations showed he was trailing Mr Okoth who had garnered 4,988 votes with 2,106.

Amani National Congress candidate Mr Eliud Owalo had 1,258 votes.

A total of 24 candidates were battling for the 118,658 votes.

Results from polling stations were transmitted manually to tallying centre, acting IEBC CEO Hussein Marjan said.

Security was beefed up around various parts of Kibra as constituents cast ballots.

Officers from the GSU and the regular police were on standby manning the hotly contested seat in an exercise that was marred by claims of voter bribery and intimidation.

Landslide victory for ODM Candidate Bernard Otieno Okoth (Imran) Kibra Constituency By-Election Reviewed by on November 8, 2019 .

Share thisFacebookTwitterPinterestEmailWhatsAppLandslide victory for ODM Candidate Bernard Otieno Okoth (Imran) Kibra Constituency By-Election The Kibra Constituency by-elections  2019 registered  a voter turnout of  35.38%. The total number of  votes cast in the by election  was 41,984  The Returning Officer for the Kibra MNA By election 2019 declared ODM’s Okoth Bernard Otieno as the validly elected

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