DP Ruto leads congratulatory messages to Imran Okoth on ‘bedroom’ win
Deputy President William Ruto on Friday led leaders and Kenyans in congratulating new Kibra Member of Parliament elect Bernard Okoth for winning the by-election conducted on Thursday.
Ruto, who had fronted former footballer McDonald Mariga as the Jubilee candidate and vigorously campaigned for him, thanked Kibra residents for braving violence and chaos during the mini poll to cast their ballot.
The DP added that Jubilee Party had served its notice on ODM that Raila Odinga’s ‘bedroom’ can be invaded.
“Pongezi Benard Okoth for Kibra. Congrats Mariga, Team Jubilee and supporters for daring the so called ‘bedroom’, braving the chaos/violence, to double our vote from 12% (2017) to 26% now. Our competitors came down 78% (2017) to 52%. They retained the seat we have served notice,” tweeted Ruto after Imran’s victory.
Pongezi Benard Okoth for Kibra. Congrats Mariga, Team Jubilee & supporters for daring the so called ‘bedroom’, braving the chaos/violence, to double our vote from 12%(2017) to 26% now. Our competitors came down 78% (2017) to 52%. They retained the seat we have served notice.
— William Samoei Ruto, PhD (@WilliamsRuto) November 8, 2019
Here are a few of the messages that were shared after ODM retained the seat.
— Babu Owino (@HEBabuOwino) November 8, 2019
Congratulations to Kibra MP Elect @ImranOkoth & Kibra people for voting in a true son of Kibra. Thank you for honouring the handshake. Walikucheka lakini #kwagroundvitunidifferent. Long live the #Handshake ; forward, onward to #BBI#volumeikosawa?#KibraDecides
— Anne Waiguru (@AnneWaiguru) November 7, 2019
Congratulations @MarigaOfficial on your maiden stab, over 10,000 votes ain’t no joke for a shy guy who has had no interest as such in Politics. Well done!
— Benji Ndolo (@BenjiNdolo) November 8, 2019
Congratulations Imran. Well done Mariga and Owalo. Kibra won. There is no loss.
— Nelson Havi (@NelsonHavi) November 8, 2019
— Moses Kuria (@HonMoses_Kuria) November 7, 2019
Those who were on Mariga;s side also had a few words to say.
Congratulations @MarigaOfficial for this result.
1. @MusaliaMudavadi & @Wetangulam spoilt ua 5,275 & 260 votes respectively through their candidates
2. Thousands of ua would be female voters were scared off by those @TheODMparty goons.
U are the winner! pic.twitter.com/tNMkXUSFAw
— Dr Boni Khalwale, CBS (@KBonimtetezi) November 8, 2019
Let us not forget that the last time a number two (2) in Presidential elections conceded to the winner in this gracious manner was 2002. Well done Mariga ! https://t.co/1KEBnkUQx7
— KIPCHUMBA MURKOMEN, E.G.H (@kipmurkomen) November 7, 2019
— Aaron Cheruiyot (@Aaroncheruiyot) November 8, 2019
Finally Team @ImranOkoth – Congratulations. You campaigned in good poetry, now Govern with credible Prose. I wish you well and just said a prayer for you to lead the great people of Kibra well. It was good sport. @EtalePhilip I salute you. Well done! @MarigaOfficial @kipmurkomen pic.twitter.com/VhwfsaNyw1
— Dennis Itumbi, HSC (@OleItumbi) November 7, 2019