Garissa Woman Representative Anab Subow Gure has commended Jubilee Party following a spirited fight in the just concluded Kibra parliamentary by-election.
McDonald Mariga, who vied on the Jubilee party ticket, emerged second with 11,230 votes behind ODM candidate Imran Okoth who garnered 24,636 votes.
Anab hailed Mariga for registering a good number of votes despite being his first attempt at elective politics.
The Woman Rep, who is a loyal follower of Deputy President William Ruto, exuded confidence that Jubilee will take over the seat in the next general election.
"We have invaded the bedroom and put new complex structures. We fronted a first-timer in politics to test the waters and despite the exercise marred with voter bribery, intimidation and violence, we saw that the Kibra people need change. 2022 it’ll be unstoppable," Anab tweeted on Friday.
The legislator was reacting after Ruto said Mariga's candidature was to serve notice to ODM leader Raila Odinga and his allies that his 'bedroom' was about to be taken over.
"Pongezi Benard Okoth for Kibra. Congrats Mariga, team Jubilee and supporters for daring the so called 'bedroom', braving the chaos/violence, to double our vote from 12%(2017) to 26% now. Our competitors came down 78% (2017) to 52%. They retained the seat we have served notice," the DP said.
"Kibra you are amazing! In spite of questionable reinforcements ,the con-handshake candidate narrative, the violence/intimidation, you went past the gate, the door and voted Jubilee a third of 'bedroom'. You have changed the politics of, not just Kibra but Kenya. We are indebted," the Jubilee deputy party leader added.