KIBRA DECIDES

Waiguru celebrates Imran's win, says it's a handshake victory

"Walikucheka lakini kwa ground vitu ni different.Long live handshake," she said.

In Summary

• Waiguru was among some Jubilee affiliates who openly campaigned for the ODM candidate despite having McDonald Mariga as their aspirant.

• The official results from the 183 polling stations indicated that Okoth emerged the winner with 24, 636  votes.

Kirinyaga governor Anne Waiguru wIth ODM officials campaigning for Imran Okoth./COURTESY
Kirinyaga governor Anne Waiguru wIth ODM officials campaigning for Imran Okoth./COURTESY

Kirinyaga governor Anne Waiguru has congratulated ODM aspirant Bernard Imran Okoth in the concluded Kibra by-election.

Through her tweet on Friday, Waiguru described Okoth's win as a handshake victory.

"Congratulations to Kibra MP Elect Imran Okoth and Kibra people for voting in a true son of Kibra. Thank you for honouring the handshake....," she said.

Waiguru was among Jubilee affiliates who openly campaigned for the ODM candidate despite having McDonald Mariga as their aspirant.

The official results from the 183 polling stations indicated that Okoth emerged the winner with 24, 636  votes.

Mariga was second with 11, 230 votes being followed by ANC's Eliud Owalo with 5, 275 votes.

Ford Kenya's Khamisi Butichi was fourth in a distant with 260 votes.

The total votes cast was 41, 984 against a registered number 118, 658 votes representing a 35.38% voter turnout.

The race had attracted 24 candidates out of which six were independent.

Imran will now take over from his late brother Ken Okoth who succumbed to cancer.

Former Kiambu governor William Kabogo also saluted Imran's win.