ODM handles Kibra by-elections in seriousness

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The Orange Democratic Party made a special on Sunday, September 8, by allowing its offices to remain open to handle complaints and petitions against Bernard ‘Imran’ Okoth’s victory.

The brother to the late Kibra MP, Ken Okoth on Saturday, trounced nine other aspirants to clinch to place himself as the front runner in the upcoming Kibra mini poll. 

“Aspirants with any complaints as a result of the exercise are invited to present them to Orange House which is open today for the same purpose,” read an excerpt of the party’s official statement.

ODM Party Secretary-General Edwin Sifuna shakes hands with Bernard 'Imran' Okoth. The party has welcomed any complaints against the Imran's win
ODM Party Secretary-General Edwin Sifuna shakes hands with Bernard ‘Imran’ Okoth. The party has welcomed any complaints against the Imran’s win

Most reports had praised the nomination process, with the majority within the party agreeing that the results represented the opinion of the majority of Kibra people.

“Hon Bernard Okoth (Imran) who is a brother to the late former Kibra MP Ken Okoth has been declared the winner of the competitive ODM nomination exercise held on Saturday 7th September 2019. He will fly the party flag in the Kibra by-election slated for November 7th 2019. Congratulations Imran.” read ODM’s official statement following Imran’s win.

Barring any surprise move, Imran is set to square up against  McDonald Mariga of Jubilee Party, former ODM strategist Eliud Owalo fielded by Musalia Mudavadi’s ANC, Khamisi Butichi (Ford Kenya) and Ukweli Party’s Editar Ochieng.

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