It is do-or-die for top political parties fielding candidates in the Kibra by-election. The hotly contested by election has attracted 24 candidates.

Here are profiles of some of the candidates eyeing the seat.

Khamisi Butichi (Ford-Kenya)

Mr Butichi is contesting on Senator Moses Wetangula’s Ford-Kenya Party ticket. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology and MSc in construction engineering and management from the same institution.

Bernard Okoth (ODM)

Bernard ‘Imran’ Okoth is the younger brother of former MP Ken Okoth (deceased). Before joining politics, Bernard was his brother’s personal assistant and also served as the national constituency development fund manager.

MacDonald Mariga

MacDonald Mariga Wanyama is a retired Kenyan international who played as a defensive midfielder for the national team Harambee Stars. Mariga made history as the first Kenyan footballer to play in the Uefa Champions League.

Editar Ochieng, Ukweli Party

Ms Editar Ochieng, 30, is a civil right activist and the founder of the Feminists for Peace, Rights and Justice Centre.

Eliud Owalo (ANC)

Before joining Musalia Mudavadi’s Amani National Congress (ANC) more than a month ago, Eliud Owalo was a strong member of the ODM party.

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