With only eight days remaining to the Kibra Constituency by-election, Jubilee MPs pitched tent in the area to campaign for the party’s candidate MacDonald Mariga.
Jubilee MPs Kimani Ichungwa (Kikuyu), George Theuri (Embakasi West) and James Gakuya (Embakasi North) hosted a meeting in Kibra to drum up support for the party’s flag bearer, Mariga.
Also, Langata MP Nixon Korir attended a different meeting in Kibra to seek votes for Mariga.
Kimilili lawmaker, Didmus Barasa, former Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale also campaigned for the footballer turned politician in Kibra.
Mariga met with single mothers and promised to address challenges facing them if elected as the area MP.
The Orange Democratic Party (ODM) was not left behind in the last minute campaigns to ensure that its flag bearer for the seat, Bernard Imran Okoth, emerges the winner.
ODM leader Raila Odinga met Jubilee Nominated MP Maina Kamanda and delegation of young people, who pledged to pull out all the stops for Imran to carry the day.
In a press briefing after the meeting, Kamanda said the youths, drawn from Jubilee and ODM camps, have united to support Imran whom he christened ‘the handshake candidate’.
“We have united to ensure that Okoth emerges victorious with a margin that has never been seen before in Kibra,” he said.
Raila also met a delegation of representatives from the Kikuyu community who reside in Kibra.
The climax for campaigns for the hotly contested seat was on Sunday when political bigwigs attended rallies for their candidates.
Deputy President William Ruto, Raila and Amani National Congress (ANC) leader Musalia Mudavadi rolled their sleeves to campaign for their party candidates.
However, the ANC campaign was disrupted after youth pelted Mudavadi’s convoy and the party’s candidate Eliud Owalo with stones.