- Kieleweke faction MPs said Jubilee’s McDonald Mariga is sponsored by people opposed to the political pact between the President and ODM leader Raila Odinga.
- ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi appealed to the government to investigate claims that there were people buying identity cards in Kibra.
Leaders affiliated to Kieleweke faction in Jubilee party yesterday asked Kibra constituents to elect Orange Democratic Movement’s Bernard Imran Okoth in the November 7 by-election claiming that he has the backing of President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Led by MPs Maina Kamanda (nominated) and Maoka Maore (Igembe North), former Nairobi County Assembly Speaker Beatrice Elachi and former Dagoretti South MP Dennis Waweru, they said Jubilee’s McDonald Mariga is sponsored by people opposed to the political pact between the President and ODM leader Raila Odinga.
“I’m a nominated Member of Parliament and directly answerable to the Jubilee Party leader, who is President Kenyatta. I cannot defy my party leader. Imran is the candidate supported by everyone behind the handshake between President Kenyatta and Mr Odinga.
“You will not see President Kenyatta coming here to campaign for Mariga because he is supporting Imran,” said Mr Kamanda during a church service at PCEA Kibera Parish, Nairobi. They spoke as Mr Mariga, flanked by a number of Jubilee MPs, took his campaign to Laini Saba.