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Mariga grew up in slums, is humble and will solve your problems – DP Ruto assures Kibra residents

Deputy President William Ruto has urged Kibra residents to vote for Jubilee candidate McDonald Mariga in the November 7 by-election.

The DP hailed Mariga as one who understood the challenges of living in informal settlements having been raised in one himself.

Someone who can relate with challenges of Kibra residents. He’s someone who has lived in slums and knows the challenges firsthand,” said the DP in reference to Mariga.

The DP was speaking during a meeting with groups of youth, women men from Kibra.

The DP lit up the meeting with excitement after using the sheng word ‘rieng’ (in the know) which he learnt during a stopover in Kayole barely a week ago.

Mariga assured the residents that he will work with other leaders in Jubilee to solve the challenges in the area.

My office will be here in Kibra. I will be available to solve problems and deliberating on how we’ll develop the area,” he said.

Jubilee's candidate McDonald Mariga during a recent campaign in Kibra. Photo: Facebook
Jubilee’s candidate McDonald Mariga during a recent campaign in Kibra. Photo: Facebook

He further promised the residents that he will promote sports for all groups in the area.

DP Ruto assured the residents the government will institute a working mechanisms which will restructure and conclude the programmes under the reformed NYS to benefit the Kibra community.[0]=68.ARDck1NUQO2EMSaN6_6qXPn0ZBZVcPaPs-Q7zUyjBaEq91aveuOFsC1z-01mwUtWopvE4btCBe2Se7NuMlq_UHDQdziluSMyM6kbXBQJN4uqYIagX-1ISKQ2LQjqfDeYleFufLDo-rJSc5EEIyDpmvji_GdqW9cM8DTQRzhKxgaguRcj3yio6AX-Cw3o9hlNPtdAmc7alf8UyXQ3lsem_zZQdt8UStR1ZYdcdyUd78r4jCEbypR9mzmT9QgboOSKcFkozHVpWoz2xq6xvN3PTP31U23RAeCMkNYM2_S6R1QTO749ZFQXS-T-llG_qy4AwamrQk-SsEk26qFc-docAjVHIQ&__tn__=-R

Others in the Kibra by-election race include Amani National Congress’ Eliud Owalo ODM’s Bernard Imran Okoth and Ford-Kenya’s aspirant Khamisi Butichi among other candidates.

The Kibra seat fell vacant following the demise of Ken Okoth who succumbed to cancer in July.

Here’s the video of Mariga campaigning in Kibra:

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