Amani National Congress Candidate (ANC) in the November 7 Kibra byelections Eliud Owalo has thanked the constituency residents who voted for him.
In a billboard message, Owalo said: “Thank you Kibra for your votes. Let’s forge ahead together. Shukrani (Thanks)”.
Owalo’s rare act caught the attention of ANC boss Musalia Mudavadi who not only shared photos of the billboard but also termed it noble.
“How noble,” Mudavadi said.
— Musalia W Mudavadi (@MusaliaMudavadi) November 21, 2019
Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) candidate Benard Imram Okoth carried the day in the Kibra byelection after getting 24,636 votes while Jubilee’s McDonald Mariga came second with 11, 230. Owalo emerged third with 5, 275 votes.
Whereas both Mariga and Owalo conceded defeat, Deputy President accused ODM of using violence to win the seat.
In a November 10 tweet, Ruto said: “President Kenyatta and I decided that post-election violence that had become synonymous with elections since 1992 must come to an end and it did. Tinga (Raila) must bring ODM’s primitive and retrogresive signature culture of violence/ chaos to an end and disband baba’s militia to show their commitment to handshake”
President Kenyatta & I decided that PEV that had become synonymous with elections since 1992 MUST come to an END and it did.Tinga MUST bring Odm’s primitive & retrogresive signature culture of violence/ chaos to an END& disband baba’s militia to show their commitment to handshake
— William Samoei Ruto, PhD (@WilliamsRuto) November 10, 2019
However, President Uhuru, during the recent Sagana State Lodge where he met Mount Kenya leaders, termed the byelection peaceful saying neither lives were lost nor shops looted.