Monday, September 16, 2019 - Murang’a Senator Irungu Khang’ata has become the latest Jubilee leader to distance himself from their candidate for the Kibra by-election, McDonald Mariga.

The former soccer star was given the green light to vie for the seat by the Independent Electoral Boundaries Commission (IEBC) on Monday morning after his nomination was initially invalidated.

However, several Jubilee leaders have openly said that they will support ODM candidate, Imran Okoth, who is the brother to the late Ken Okoth.

Murang’a Senator, Irungu Khang’ata, has joined Gatundu South MP, Moses Kuria and Nominated MP, Maina Kamanda, to throw his weight behind the ODM candidate.

Speaking during a TV show on Monday morning, Khang’ata said Imran Okoth is best suited to succeed his brother, Ken.

“For me, my sympathies are with Imran in the Kibra by-election.”

“Ken Okoth was my personal friend.”

“I would wish to see his brother thrive.”

“I treasure friendship and loyalties.”

Many believe that Mariga is backed by Deputy President William Ruto who has already hit the ground campaigning for him.

The battle lines are now drawn for a showdown between ODM candidate, Imran Okoth, and Jubilee’s Mariga in the by-election slated for November 7th.


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