ODM party Secretary-General Edwin Sifuna and his Nairobi Chairman George Aladwa on Sunday led the Orange party supporters at a rally in Kamukunji grounds, Kibra, to drum up support for their candidate Bernard Okoth Imran.
Thousands of residents thronged the ground in solidarity with the Orange party as the clock ticks for the parliamentary by-election.
The leaders urged their supporters to vote in the Orange candidate assuring them that he will bring in transformational leadership in the constituency.
They also eulogised their supporter who died last Sunday after a vehicle rammed on him at Yaya Centre, Nairobi.
The deceased fell from the vehicle he had hanged on from DC grounds where the party had held a political rally.
They promised to support the family and urged their supporters to remain calm during their political rallies to avoid such incidences.
The leaders had earlier attended the PEFA All Nations Church in Kibera Laini Saba.
The Kibra seat fell vacant after the death of Ken Okoth in July due to colorectal cancer.
Imran, who is a brother to the late MP, is facing stiff competition from ANC’s Eliud Owalo, Jubilee’s McDonald Mariga and other 20 candidates cleared by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission(IEBC).
The by-election is set for November 7th.
Today we held a massive campaign rally in Kibra Constituency to drum up the support for our candidate Bernard Otieno Okoth. The response was good and the people unanimously approved Okoth’s candidature whom they say is best suited to succeed the late Hon. Ken Okoth on 7/11/19. pic.twitter.com/zMSmCpFqqD
— The ODM Party (@TheODMparty) October 20, 2019