Kibra MP seat is now vacant, declares Speaker Muturi

The Speaker of Kenya’s National Assembly, Justin Bedan Muturi, has declared Kibra MP seat vacant. The move is part of the formal electoral process following the demise of the immediate former MP Hon Ken Okoth. Okoth succumbed to colorectal cancer in July this year. The action by NA Speaker flags off the official by-election process and awards IEBC the legal mandate to set the stage for a by-election. Okoth was, until his death, an active member of ODM party, an outfit headed by Kenya’s former Prime Minister, Raila Odinga.  It…

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Ex-Raila aide Owalo resigns from ODM

Former Raila aide and Kibra MP aspirant has resigned from ODM. The Nairobi-based lawyer and consultant who worked as Raila Odinga’s strategist in 2007 and 2013 general elections wrote to the Registrar of Political Parties on Tuesday seeking to be struck out of ODM membership list. “My resignation is informed by the fact that my political ideology, convictions and belief no longer has convergence or depict any congruence and common denominator with that of the ODM party; its value –orientation and practices,” Owalo wrote. “I, therefore, request that you facilitate…

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