Bernard 'Imran' Okoth has been declared by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) the winner in the Kibra by-election which was conducted on Thursday.

Imran Okoth garnered 24,636 votes , while Jubilee Party’s McDonald Mariga came in second with 11,230 votes. Mariga conceded defeat assuring Imran his support whenever needed to make Kibra a better place.

“Hello boss, this is Mariga, I have called to congratulate you. It was a good race. We did not fight. I am ready for lunch, so that we work together. We remain friends and you can always count on my support,” Mariga told Okoth on telephone in a video widely circulated on social media platforms.

Imran Okoth with Raila Odinga
Imran Okoth with Raila Odinga

At third position was Eliud Owalo (ANC) with 5,275 votes followed by Khamisi Butichi (Ford Kenya) in fourth place with 260 votes.

Imran rose to the limelight when he declared his interest to run for the Kibra parliamentary seat after his brother Ken Okoth, who previously held the seat, died of cancer in July.

He previously served as manager for the much-hailed Kibra CDF for seven years.