ODM leader Raila Odinga has asked Independent candidate Imran Okoth to step down from the Kibra MP race.
Speaking during a rally in the constituency on Sunday, Raila asked Imran – who lost in the ODM primaries held in April – to drop his bid and support the party’s candidate, Peter Ochieng Orero.
“I want you to tell my son Imran that I will hold his hand. Let him leave here for Mwalimu (Peter Ochieng) to come in,” Raila said.
He further promised the first-term MP that he will be incorporated in the Azimio government if the coalition clinches victory in the August 2022 polls.
“I will be with Imran in the government.”
The Kibra MP assumed office on an ODM ticket in a by-election in 2019. This was after his brother, Ken Okoth, who was the area’s Member of Parliament succumbed to cancer.
In his tour of Nairobi region on Sunday, Raila seemed to be putting the Azimio house in order by declaring a flagbearer in areas that are hotly contested.
In Mathare constituency, Raila asked Jubilee’s Kevin Bahati Kioko to drop his bid in favour of ODM’s Anthony Oluoch.