Ben Okoth

Ken Okoth's Brother, Ben Okoth

Benard Okoth, brother to the late Ken Okoth will now face off with Jubilee’s Macdonald Mariga, ANC’s Eliud Owalo and Ford Kenya’s Engineer Khamisi Butichi in Kibra by-election.

Okoth, also popularly known as Imran, floored the other nine aspirants in Saturday’s ODM primaries with 4,382 votes.

He was followed by Peter Orero (1,218), John Milla Otieno (906), Ben Musungu (524), Christone Odhiambo (417), Tony Ogola (381), Stephen Okello (228), Brian Owino (127), Reuben Ojijo (52) and Eric Obayi (45).

Okoth will face off with other candidates on November 7 in the race to succeed his late brother Ken who died of cancer on July 26.

All eyes now shift to campaigns with Jubilee party promising to invade the slum well known as Raila’s backyard for decades.

Deputy President last week visited the constituency and promised to return with his full brigade to drum up support for Mariga.

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