Kibra by-election: Victor Wanyama's message to brother Mariga

By Robert Abong'o: Thursday, November 7th 2019 at 18:57 GMT +3 | Sports
McDonald Mariga donning Jubilee colours in a past rally [Courtesy]

Tottenham Hotspurs midfielder and Harambee Stars captain Victor Mugubi Wanyama has taken to his social media to wish his brother McDonald Mariga all the best in the Kibra by-election.

Mariga is vying for the Member of Parliament seat under the Jubilee ticket and has expressed desire to change the face of Kibra once elected.

Wanyama's Facebook post [Courtesy]

Through his Facebook, Wanyama wished Mariga luck, posting a picture of his brother donning the red Jubilee Party campaign uniform.

Kibra residents in Nairobi County are today voting in a showdown pitting the Handshake/Kieleweke team against Deputy President William Ruto's team Tangatanga.

The Handshake team comprises politicians brought together following a unity pact between Raila and President Uhuru Kenyatta in 2018.

ODM - a subscriber of the handshake - has fielded Bernard Imran Okoth while Ruto’s Jubilee has ex-football sensation McDonald Mariga.

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The two are touted as the front runners based on the spirited campaigns that they have staged in the chase for the votes.

Wanyama in action for Spurs in a past match [Courtesy]

The constituency has five wards – Makina, Laini Saba, Sarang’ombe, Woodley/Kenyatta Golf Course and Lindi with 118,658 votes.

Laini Saba 17,455 voters, Lindi 16,688, Makina 25,695, Woodley/ Kenyatta Golf Course 28,066 and Sarang’ombe 30,754.

The by-election has attracted 24 candidates following the death of MP Ken Okoth in July after a protracted battle with cancer.


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