Thursday September 26, 2019-Deputy President William Ruto on Wednesday hosted a huge delegation from Kibra at his Karen residence, sending strong signals ahead of the looming battle with former Prime Minister Raila Odinga in the upcoming by-election.

The delegation was led by Jubilee candidate, McDonald Mariga, who has since vowed to give Raila and his candidate, Imran Okoth, a run for their money.

Ruto urged the delegation from Kibra to vote for Mariga since he understood their plight by virtue of having been brought up in the slum.

"We want you to do this; that don't give us someone with hangovers. Someone who doesn't chest thump that he's rich. Give us someone who has stayed in Kibra, someone who has stayed in slums. Someone you can easily reach," he said.

Throughout last week, Ruto has been traversing the city, visiting both Embakasi Central and North besides Monday's trip to Dagoretti South.

On his part, Mariga expressed confidence ahead of the polls, insisting that he's ready for the big challenge. It was Ruto's first meeting with Kibra people ever since Mariga was cleared to contest.

"I am ready to fix a number of issues. I will die the matters to do with sport. My office will be with the people. So that you can easily access me and we walk through the same development path," he said.


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