The widow of former Kibra MP Ken Okoth has voted in the ongoing by-election at the Old Kibera Primary polling station. Monica Okoth hit national headlines over a paternity row involving the late legislator’s family.
She disputed DNA results confirming that Nairobi MCA Anne Thumbi’s son was Ken Okoth’s.
Monica claimed to have different results.
It would later emerge that indeed Anne Thumbi’s son was Ken Okoth’s thus Monica Okoth agreed to share the late Kibra MP’s property with the four-year-old son. Kibra votes Kibra residents are today voting in a showdown pitting the ‘handshake’ team against Deputy President William Ruto’s team Tangatanga.
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The ‘handshake’ team comprises politicians brought together following a unity pact between Raila and President Uhuru Kenyatta in 2018.
Voting is underway in Kibra Constituency.
ODM – a subscriber of the handshake – has fielded Bernard Imran Okoth while Ruto’s Jubilee has ex-football sensation McDonald Mariga.
The two are touted as the front runners based on the spirited campaigns that they have staged in the chase for the votes.
Kibra constituency has five wards: Makina, Laini Saba, Sarang’ombe, Woodley/Kenyatta Golf Course and Lindi with 118,658 votes.
Earlier on a commotion ensued at a polling station in Mashimoni Squatters after votes roughed up a man they accused of trying to bribe them.