Chris Odhiambo popularly known as DJ Kriss Darlin has officially joined the race for the Kibra MP seat after the death of Ken Okoth.
The veteran reggae DJ officially presented his official documents to ODM headquarters on Wednesday, August 21, just hours after the party invited potential aspirants to submit their papers.
Speaking to edaily, the NTV Jamrock show host said that he is the right fit for the job given that he worked closely with the fallen MP to develop Kibra.
“The people of Kibra need someone who knows them and knows what they actually need… and that’s exactly what I’m offering. I have been there with them, I was born there, I know what they go through on a daily basis,” said the DJ.
The celebrated DJ further revealed that he is not abandoning his career as a DJ for it is his passion and it has put food on the table for his family.
“I earn a decent living as a Reggae DJ, I’m very comfortable, I go on tours worldwide, and I will never stop doing it…but I can only reach so many people with that. I want to represent the people of Kibra, I want to be their voice and air out their issues on a bigger platform,” he said.
Kriss Darlin joins the race for the hotly contested seat, in which among others contesting is the brother to the late Okoth, Imran Okoth. The by-election is set for November 7, 2019.
It will be remembered that the late Ken Okoth was taken ill on July 25th when he was rushed to Nairobi Hospital’s ICU on after suffering multiple organ failure.
Two weeks prior to his death, Okoth made his first official appearance to the public after being away in France for five months seeking treatment for colorectal cancer.
At the time of his death, Okoth was 41 and was serving his second term.