Kibra: Peter Orero to contest Imran Okoth’s win in ODM nominations


Kibra: Peter Orero to contest Imran Okoth's win in ODM nominations
ODM Kibra parliamentary aspirants Peter Orero and Imran Okoth. PHOTOS | COURTESY

In Summary

  • Mr. Okoth, who is the late Kibra MP Ken Okoth’s brother, won the ODM primaries with 4382 votes while Mr. Orero emerged second with 1218 votes.
  • Speaking to Citizen Digital, a source close to the party intimated that Mr. Orero’s appeal is based on a claim that the register which was used during the primaries was doctored to favour Mr. Okoth, popularly known as Imran.

Kibra parliamentary aspirant Peter Orero is set to face the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party tribunal to contest Bernard Otieno Okoth’s win in Saturday’s nominations.

Mr. Okoth, who is the late Kibra MP Ken Okoth’s brother, won the ODM primaries with 4382 votes while Mr. Orero emerged second with 1218 votes.

Speaking to Citizen Digital, a source close to the party intimated that Mr. Orero’s appeal is based on a claim that the register which was used during the primaries was doctored to favour Mr. Okoth, popularly known as Imran.

According to the Dagoretti High School Principal, Imran had access to the register which he used to work with during issuance of bursary funds to Kibra residents while serving at the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) office.

ODM Secretary General Edwin Sifuna has since confirmed that the party secretariat indeed received an appeal, adding that the Dispute Resolution Tribunal will hear and determine the case on Monday.

The Saturday exercise was marred by delays with most voters complaining that their names were missing out on the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) register.

The remaining candidates each got the following votes: John Milla Otieno (906), Ben Musungu (524), Christone Odhiambo (417), Tony Ogola (381), Stephen Okello (228), Brian Owino (127), Reuben Ojijo (52) and Eric Obayi (45).

The Kibra by-election is set for Novemner 7, 2019. The seat fell vacant following the death of former MP Ken Okoth who succumbed to cancer on July 26, 2019.

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