The Orange party’s National Elections Board on Monday vetted aspirants for the Kibra MP by-election and cleared 11 people. A total of 23 people had picked application forms for the nomination exercise slated for August 31.
Yesterday, Raila’s ODM Party forwarded over eleven (11) names of aspirants for the Kibra MP by-elections. The names submitted to the election body were selected out of 20 aspiring candidates with nine failing to meet the requirements set out by their party.
Amongst those cleared include Christone Odhiambo, popularly known as DJ Kris Darlin, Peter Ochieng, Tony Ogola Sira, Reuben Ojijo, and Stephen Okello.
Bernard Otieno, Eric Ochieng, Brian Owino, John Otieno, Benson Musungu and Patrick Lumumba Owade have also been cleared and set for Party nominations.
Meanwhile, Jubilee secretary general Raphael Tuja announced it would field a candidate for the race. It unveiled a list of aspirants including footballer Macdonald Mariga. Other aspirants are Morris Peter Kinyanjui, Walter Trenk, Said Ibrahim and former Jubilee candidate for 2017, Doreen Wasike.
The Kibra constituency by-election is scheduled for November 7. The seat fell vacant after the death of Ken Okoth on July 26 after a battle with cancer.