Gatundu South Member of Parliament Moses Kuria has mocked Jubilee candidate in Kibra by elections McDonald Mariga after loosing the hotly contested race to ODM’s Bernard Otieno Okoth (Imran).
While congratulating Imran moments after Mariga conceded defeat, Moses Kuria consoled Mariga, telling him that he still had some hope during Sunday’s Mashemeji Derby.
“Congratulations @ImranOkoth for outright victory for you, my friend Ken Okoth and the people of Kibra. Pole sana @MarigaOfficial there is still hope on Sunday during the #MashemejiDerby ,” Moses Kuria tweeted.
Mariga called ODM’s Imran Okoth to concede defeat in the Kibra by-election.
A video of Mariga released late Thursday evening showed the Jubilee candidate making the phone call to Okoth.
“Hallo boss, ni Mariga. Nimepiga nikuambie congratulations. Race imekuwa poa, hatukupigana mahali popote tulikuwa pamoja. Niko ready hata kwa lunch…vile utataka, na pia support yoyote utataka kutoka kwangu, niko ready,” Mariga said.
He continued: “After elections tutarudi ile life yetu ya mabeshte na kila kitu…Kabisa Sir.”
Okoth is heard acknowledging the congratulatory message and thanking Mariga for the phone call.
At the time the phone call was made, Okoth had garnered just about 4,051 votes against Mariga’s 1602 from 32 of the 183 polling stations.