By Mkarimu Media
Imran (Benard) Otieno Okoth won the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) nominations to contest for Kibra MP seat.
Imran will now face off with Jubilee’s Macdonald Mariga, ANC’s Eliud Owalo and Ford Kenya’s Engineer Khamisi Butichi in the by-election scheduled for November 7.
The brother to the late Ken Okoth, floored the other nine other aspirants with 4382 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).
If unchallenged, the party will forward his name to the Independent Electoral Boundaries Commission (IEBC) on Monday.
“Thank you to all @TheODMparty members in Kibra for conducting yourselves like the democrats we have always known you to be. Thank you for your patience in the face of various challenges as you voted today. Congratulations ndugu Imran Okoth,” ODM Secretary General Edwin Sifuna tweeted.
The Saturday’s exercise that kicked off at 7 am was marred by delays and several voters’ names were found to be missing from the IEBC register in most polling stations.
The Returning Officer Mr. Mac Oremo however maintained that the exercise was conducted smoothly. The exercise ended at 5 pm.
A total of 10 aspirants had sought to win the party ticket for the November 7 by-election.
The Kibra MP seat fell vacant following the death of Ken Okoth who succumbed to colorectal cancer on July 26, 2019.