Tuesday August 13, 2019 - As the race to succeed the late Kibra MP, Ken Okoth, gears up, Nairobi Woman Rep, Esther Passaris, reached out to ODM leader, Raila Odinga, on Monday and asked him to consider the deceased’s brother, Imran Okoth, as the party’s candidate in the upcoming by-elections.

“My sincere hope is that we look at Ken’s family like we have always done in all elections when we need by-elections.”

“Let us look at Ken’s family.”

“I know his brother has been the CDF manager.”
"It is my hope and desire that we will allow him to be our candidate as ODM so that he can continue and complete Ken Okoth’s projects, as some are halfway through.”

“Although that is subject to the party making the decision,” Passaris stated.

Passaris further hit out at other contestants, urging them to wait for the 2022 General Elections.

“That way we can have continuity and come 2022, the person who is there can run again or the party can look for other options,” the woman leader spoke out.

National Assembly Speaker, Justin Muturi, has already declared the Kibra seat vacant after the death of Ken Okoth on July 26th.


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