Probably the most popular of the bunch, former footballer Mc. Donald Mariga’s bet to contest for the Kibra parliamentary seat took a surprising turn for the worst after Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) revoked the nomination of his bid.
According to IEBC, the former footballer has not been a registered voter, as his name could not be found in the 2017 register.
However, Mariga through his lawyers has announced that he will be heading to the IEBC Disputes Resolutions Tribunal to appeal the decision, saying “I am a registered voter, I don’t know why they can’t find my name.”
Mariga, who was accompanied by Boni Khalwale in a colourful march, was left a disappointed man, learning that he could not contest out of BASIC grounds, more like Group stages, or your first bet.
It is interesting that despite all pomp and colour, Jubilee opted to field a popular figure for the leadership of Kibra. A superstar of soughts who could have had a better chance at retiring as a coach to help our ailing National team, probably help the government implement its promises on youth, But he chose the pulpit.
Even as Mariga seeks to appeal the ruling, only time will tell if Jubilee’s bid to clinch the crucial Kibra vote has actually turned toast.
ODM – Imran Okoth
Amani National Congress – Eliud Owalo
Ford-Kenya – Khamisi Butichi
Malaseh Hamida – United Green Movement
Editar Ochieng – Ukweli Party
Fridah Kerubo Kingara, who hopes to run as an independent candidate