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Mariga concedes defeat in Kibra by-elections



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NAIROBI—Jubilee candidate in the Kibra by-elections concedes defeat in phone call to ODM’s Imran Okoth.

The polling stations across the constituency were opened at 6am to a smooth start of voting throughout the day, although a low voter turnout was reported.

Some of the reasons cited included the fact that the majority of Kibra residents are low-income earners, who had to go to work. The vote fell on a weekday.

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) through a tweet said, “At the tallying centre, the Returning Officer will consolidate the results on all form 35A into form 35B, declare the winner and issue them with a certificate.”

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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