Details have emerged on how ODM cunningly beat Deputy President William Ruto's team to retain the Kibra parliamentary seat.
It has been revealed that apart from the campaigns, the party also relied on intelligence, which was gathered by fooling Ruto's team and planting moles in his delegations.
The party Director of Elections has revealed that ODM had 50 people in each delegation Ruto hosted, enabling the party to know each and every move the was being planned.
“We knew everything he was planning and how much money he was allocating to the campaign and we made counter plans,” Junet Mohammed, also the Suna East MP told the Star.
It has also been revealed that ODM had deployed enough funds for the exercise, and had a three tier structure to manage the campaigns, hence the remarkable results.
The first team comprised party leader Raila Odinga and a number of ODM and outsider governors, while the second included Junet, Party Chair Edwin Sifuna, Imran's campaign team and some 70 ODM lawmakers.
In the third team was Nairobi County ODM officials under the stewardship of ODM chair George Aladwa, also the Makadara Member of Parliament.
Nominated MP Maina Kamanda and former MP Dennis Waweru helped in delivering the Kikuyu vote, while Muslim MPs were entrusted with the job of wooing the Muslim and Nubian vote.
The party also bought 200 smartphones which were given to the "rapid response team", to report any mischief. The team was led by Dagoretti North MP Simba Arati.
Arati was also the chief mobilizer, and told the Star that they never took any chances in bringing the seat back and handing it over to Imran Okoth.
“We did not take chances. Our biggest strength was organisation and unity of purpose,” he said.
The plan also included guarding the votes, which saw some party members camp in polling stations to ensure that no games are played, in a poll that saw some Jubilee MPs have it rough.
Among them was Kimilili MP Didmus Barasa who was roughed up after being busted by Aratu while allegedly buying votes. The other one was former Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale.
Jubilee's McDonald Mariga emerged a distant second.