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.
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
— Anne Waiguru (@AnneWaiguru) November 7, 2019
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.