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We are not done with you, Sudi tells ODM after Kibra vote

By Mireri Junior | November 8th 2019 at 09:26:04 GMT +0300

Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi and his Kikuyu counterpart Kimani Ichung'wa with newly elected Kibra MP Bernard Imran Okoth at DC's Ground polling Centre during Kibra by-elections November, 7 , 2019. [Edward Kiplimo, Standard]

Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi has told their opponents to prepare for a tough battle in the 2022 General Election.

While congratulating Imran Okoth for winning the Kibra by-election, Sudi warned the victors to prepare for another battle in 2022.

The outspoken MP blamed Jubilee defeat on poor strategy, adding that ODM camp had a superior strategy plan compared to theirs.

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The legislator said they have realised that in politics, hired goons can also play a role.

“We only failed to strategise well on the fact we were not aware that there were hired goons who were intimidating voters not to come out and vote,” said Sudi.

The MP who was an agent for Jubilee candidate McDonald Mariga had a rough time in Kibra after coming face to face with rowdy youths.

Suna East MP and National Assembly Minority Whip Junet Mohammed said Sudi was chased away from Kibra during the ongoing by-election.

“I'm from Lindi Mosque polling station and the youths have chased away Sudi like a dog, because they are here to do monkey business,” said Junet.

But the vocal MP has warned ODM not to over celebrate the victory, because they (Jubilee) are not done yet with ODM.

Senate Majority Leader Kipchumba Murkomen also had the same message to ODM while congratulating Imran, saying the Kibra vote was a clear indication that the future is bright

“Congratulations to Bernard Okoth for winning Kibra seat. I salute our Jubilee candidate for putting up a strong fight. Getting over 30 per cent of the votes in our competitor’s constituency is a sign of a great future,” Murkomen tweeted.

Imran victory gave ODM bragging rights in Nairobi politics.

Imran emerged victorious after garnering 24,636 votes against Mariga 11,230’s, to give ODM the bragging rights Nairobi’s politics in a duel many saw as a political barometer for Deputy President William Ruto and Raila Odinga.

The seat fell vacant when former MP Imran’s brother Ken Okoth succumbed to cancer in July this year.


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