RAILA convenes urgent meeting of all aspirants in the Kibra by-election after ODM nominated KEN OKOTH’s brother, IMRAN, to fly the party’s flag - What is he up to?


Tuesday September 10, 2019 - Orange Democratic Movement leader, Raila Odinga, convened a meeting with aspirants who participated in the party's nominations in Kibra, before he presented the certificate to the winner, Imran Okoth.

The African Union envoy, who was in Ethiopia when the nominations took place, met the aspirants at Orange House in Nairobi on Tuesday.

"Raila Odinga is currently meeting all the aspirants who took part in the Saturday nomination exercise ahead of the presentation of the certificate to the party candidate in the Kibra by-election," ODM said via its official communication channels.

After the meeting, Raila spoke to Kenyans and thwarted rumours that the party was divided after Imran Okoth won the nominations.

"We have had a meeting with all aspirants and they have pledged to gang up behind our flag bearer, Imran Okoth," Raila revealed. 

However, ODM's nomination was allegedly marred with a few controversies.

The party's Director of Communications, Philip Etale, on Monday, sought to set the record straight over allegations that he had received a Ksh2 million bribe from Imran, in exchange for the party's ticket. 

Taking to his social media, Etale stated that he had not engaged in any underhanded schemes with Imran and dismissed an alleged WhatsApp communication on the same. 

The brother to the late Kibra MP, Ken Okoth, trounced nine other aspirants on Saturday to become ODM's front runner in the upcoming Kibra mini poll. 

The Kenyan DAILY POST

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