Deputy President William Ruto has downplayed claims that the Kibra by-election is a contest between him and Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party leader Raila Odinga.
Several political analysts have posited that the Kibra by-election slated for November 7 will have serious bearing on the outcome of the 2022 poll.
Speaking On Tuesday, October 2, during a meeting with elders of Divine Church to drum support for Jubilee candidate McDonald Mariga, the DP dismissed a report published by a local daily that he was keen to win Kibra in a bid to teach Raila a political lesson.
“ Let no one confuse you that Kibra by-election is a competition between Ruto, Raila, Musalia Mudavadi, Kalonzo Musyoka…the contest is between Mariga, Okoth, Owallo and others,” said Ruto.
The Kibra seat fell vacant following death of Ken Okoth who succumbed to cancer in July.
Here’s the video courtesy of the Daily Nation:
Apart from Mariga, others in the race include Eliud Owalo who will contest on Amani National Congress ticket, ODM’s Bernard Imran Okoth and Ford-Kenya’s aspirant Khamisi Butichi among other candidates.
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