On Friday, Kibra returning officer Beatrice Muli declared ODM’s Bernard Okoth the winner after garnering 24,636 votes with Jubilee’s MacDonald Mariga coming second with 11,280 votes.
Some 41,984 out of the 118,658 registered voters turned up to cast their ballots in the by-election which recorded 35.38 per cent turnout.
Immediately after the mini-poll, there was a brief peace, followed by a storm.
I humbly congratulate the Kibra MP-elect, Hon. Bernard Okoth. He was the best person in the race and so he won.
So much has been said about what took place at Kibra on 7th November. Mine is a Wanjiku view of the outcome of the race.\
As I had been praying since September, my candidate won. Well, I am not a Kibran but a Kenyan interested in electoral justice.
The IEBC tried.
They dared not break rules in the glare of those ODM agents. I liked their solidarity. Umoja ni nguvu kweli.
JUBILEE BE GENTLEMEN AND LADIES, PLEASE.
Jubilee did not quite agree to the defeat. Yet they were trounced and badly bruised. To say that they did better than Jubilee because their performance percentage rose from 12% to 26% does not make sense at all. The important thing here is not the BEST IMPROVED CANDIDATE but the BEST CANDIDATE! The best candidate was Bernard Okoth.
WOULD ANYBODY BRAG ABOUT INVADING ANOTHER’S BEDROOM?
It is not decorous to enter other couples bedroom and no one would do that openly. So Jubilee should not be bragging about getting into ODM’s bedroom.
11,000/41000 cast votes??? AT WHAT COST, JUBILEE?
Let me borrow PLO LUMUMBA’s analogy to refer to JUBILEE’s second position in the Kibra race. Jubilee used a sledge hammer to kill a mosquito! Those who know tell us Jubilee bought the 11,000 votes with 1.2 billion shillings.
How many packets of unga at the current price of sh. 136?
Jubilee team this is what you did: You put your hand through the wire to touch a caged lion. The lion bit off your thumb and there you are boasting that you tried because you touched a lion.
PRAYERS AND FASTING.
The Jubilee team also prayed and fasted for their candidate. This being the case the Jubilee team should sincerely say…. We did our best but it was not Gods will for us to win the Kibra seat. Amen.
MARIGA IS THE GENTLEMAN HERE, NOT JUBILEE.
During the polling time Mariga moved lackadaisically from one polling station to the other. He was the host who prepares a feast but does not eat of it with the guests. They eat alone. He did not cast even one vote for himself and that did not worry him.
It was gentlemanly of him to concede defeat even at the earliest opportunity. He congratulated his rival and promised to work with him to develop Kibra. Let us hope future candidates who lose will react like Mariga.
Most of all, Mariga did not try to justify his loss.
That would not have changed the outcome. He lives to fight another day and this is the best option.
Please Jubilee follow Mariga’s example in conceding defeat like a gentleman.
Sasa tungojee BBI like gentlemen and ladies.
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