RACE FOR KIBRA: low voter turnout recorded as polling exercise carry on

By Nancy Ochido

Residents of Kibra continue to cast their votes in a bid to replace the parliamentary seat that was rendered vacant following the demise of Kibra Member of Parliament Ken Okoth, who succumbed to cancer in July.

 The highly contested parliamentary by-election is being taunted as a do-or-die between Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga and deputy president William Ruto, who campaigned for their candidate’s Imran Okoth and Macdonald Mariga respectively. The ODM leader cast his vote alongside ODM contestant Imran Okoth at 11 Am.

ANC party contestant Eliud Owalo cast his vote at 10.30 am at old Kibra primary school accompanied by ANC party leader Musalia Mudavadi. Low voter turnout has however been recorded in the elections that attracted a total of 24 candidates battling for the 118,658 votes.