The Secretary of Innovation, Digital and Diaspora Communication in the Office of the President Dennis Itumbi has congratulated Orange Democratic Movement's (ODM) candidate in the Kibra by-election Imran Okoth for emerging victorious in the race.

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Dennis Itumbi's congratulatory remarks came shortly after Jubilee candidate in the by-election MacDonald Mariga conceded defeat

Mariga has shared a video on his Twitter handle showing him congratulating Imran Okoth via a phone call.

Itumbi commended Imran for carrying out a good campaign and went ahead to urge him to offer good leadership to the people of Kibra.

"Finally Team @ImranOkoth - Congratulations. You campaigned in good poetry, now Govern with credible Prose. I wish you well and just said a prayer for you to lead the great people of Kibra well. It was good sport. @EtalePhilip I salute you. Well done! @MarigaOfficial @kipmurkomen," Itumbi's tweet read.

Communications Director for ODM Philip Etale in and early Friday morning tweet appreciated Itumbi for his congratulatory remarks and went ahead to apologize for any friction that may have occurred between them during the much-heated campaign.

"Shukran my brother Dennis Itumbi. Friends separated by political ideology. You put up a spirited fight. I am sorry if I rattled you or said anything that might have hurt you. Now let’s give brother Imran time to serve the people of Kibra," Philip Etale wrote on Twitter.

Elgeyo Marakwet County Senator and leader of Majority in the senate Kipchumba Murkomen congratulated Mariga for conceding defeat peacefully.

"Let us not forget that the last time a number two (2) in Presidential elections conceded to the winner in this gracious manner was 2002. Well done Mariga," Murkomen twitted.

MacDonald Mariga had gained a lot of popularity in the race for the Kibra parliamentary seat especially with the support of the Deputy President William Ruto.