Bernard 'Imran' Okoth wins in Kibra

Mariga conceded Defeat

Imran Okoth with Raila Odinga, Junet Mohamed and Maina Kamanda

Bernard 'Imran' Okoth has been declared by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) the winner in the Kibra by-election which was conducted on Thursday.

Imran Okoth garnered 24,636 votes , while Jubilee Party’s McDonald Mariga came in second with 11,230 votes. Mariga conceded defeat assuring Imran his support whenever needed to make Kibra a better place.

“Hello boss, this is Mariga, I have called to congratulate you. It was a good race. We did not fight. I am ready for lunch, so that we work together. We remain friends and you can always count on my support,” Mariga told Okoth on telephone in a video widely circulated on social media platforms.

At third position was Eliud Owalo (ANC) with 5,275 votes followed by Khamisi Butichi (Ford Kenya) in fourth place with 260 votes.

Imran rose to the limelight when he declared his interest to run for the Kibra parliamentary seat after his brother Ken Okoth, who previously held the seat, died of cancer in July.

He previously served as manager for the much-hailed Kibra CDF for seven years.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: news@pulselive.co.ke

Recommended articles

Ugandans forced to transfer bodies to Kenyan hospitals

Ugandans forced to transfer bodies to Kenyan hospitals

11 dead as 193 test positive for Covid-19

11 dead as 193 test positive for Covid-19

Matiang'i unveils new number plates for section of motorists

Matiang'i unveils new number plates for section of motorists

Meet 2022 presidential hopeful who promises to legalise Marijuana

Meet 2022 presidential hopeful who promises to legalise Marijuana

Health crisis looming as NHIF makes new changes affecting private hospitals

Health crisis looming as NHIF makes new changes affecting private hospitals

National Police Service issues statement regarding terror alert in Nairobi

National Police Service issues statement regarding terror alert in Nairobi

Father leaves Sh500 and unusual note before ending his life

Father leaves Sh500 and unusual note before ending his life

Uhuru convenes National Security Council meeting

Uhuru convenes National Security Council meeting

Uhuru signs controversial Political Parties Bill into law

Uhuru signs controversial Political Parties Bill into law