Ruto, Mariga Dine With Kibra Residents at Thanksgiving Meeting (Photos)

Deputy President William Ruto and Jubilee Party candidate in the concluded Kibra by-election, McDonald Mariga, on Friday, led a host of leaders to a thanksgiving meeting with their supporters.

McDonald Mariga welcomes DP William Ruto at Bomas of Kenya for a meeting with Kibra residents.

Mariga, who lost the mini polls, organized the meeting to appreciate his supporters for enabling him to come second in the hotly contested race.

DP Ruto enjoys a meal with Kibra residents.

The DP, who had vigorously campaigned for the Jubilee candidate, shared light moments with the residents as they enjoyed a meal.

Kibra residents who had turned up for the meeting.

The meeting comes weeks after the ODM party held its thanksgiving rally at DC grounds Kibra.

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DP Ruto, Mariga interacts with their supporters.

The Kibra MP Bernard Okoth organized the rally to thank his supporters for voting him in.

DP Ruto shares light moments with Kibra residents.

Okoth beat his rivals by garnering 59 per cent of the votes cast.

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Kibra residents at DP Ruto’s function.

Mariga came distant second with 26 per cent while ANC’s Eliud Owalo garnered 13 per cent.

DP Ruto with McDonald Mariga shares a light moment in Kibra.

The campaigns gained ‘national status’ after heavy political heavyweights stormed Kibra to campaign for their candidates.

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DP Ruto with Mariga at the Bomas of Kenya.

Pundits argued that the contest was a dress rehearsal for 2022 presidential elections after DP Ruto, Raila Odinga and Musalia Mudavadi, potential presidential candidates, relentlessly locked horns in Kibra.

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Kibra residents at the Bomas of Kenya.

The Kibra seat fell vacant after the death of immediate MP Ken Okoth who succumbed to colorectal cancer in July.


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DP Ruto with a host of leaders in Kibra.


Posted by Dennis Itumbi on Friday, 22 November 2019


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