Kibra mini poll contestants intensify campaigns

Written By: Betty Kiptum
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Candidates in the forthcoming Kibra by-election have intensified their campaigns ahead of the November 7th date.

Jubilee candidate McDonald Mariga stepped up his bid Saturday engaging in a door-to-door campaign targeting women groups.

With over 100,000 voters expected to vote in the November 7th  mini-poll that will put one of the 24 candidates on Kibra’s legislative seat, Jubilee’s McDonald Mariga knows it shall not be a mean feat.

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Mariga took his campaigns to the women in Kibra through door to door campaigns. He met different women groups in Lindi, Makina and Laini Saba wards promising a better life for the constituents.

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Mariga also taking focus on sports development saying as a product of sports he is keen to ensure the youth get as much opportunities in sports as he did.

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The Kibra parliamentary seat fell vacant following the death of former Member of Parliament Ken Okoth, who succumbed to cancer.

The campaigns are expected to end on November 4th, 48 hours before the polls. Mariga, late MP Ken Okoth’s Brother Bernard ‘Imran’ Okoth who will be contesting the seat on an Orange Democratic Movement party ticket and Eliud Owalo who will be flying the Amani national congress flag are seen as the front runners in the race that has attracted 24 candidates.

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