Former presidential candidate Prof James Ole Kiyiapi has celebrated Imran Okoth's resounding victory in the Kibra parliamentary by-election.

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Okoth, who vied on ODM party ticket, garnered 24,636 votes and left his closest rival McDonald Mariga of Jubilee Party with over 13,000 votes margin.

Kiyiapi said he was rooting for Okoth's win because he is a Kibra resident and was in a good position to continue with the legacy left by his brother Ken Okoth who died in July. 

The MP-elect was Ken's personal assistant and the manager of Kibra National Government Constituency Development Fund (NG-CDF).

"I don't care about BEDROOM POLITICS but I wanted Bernard Imran Okoth to WIN for the simple reason that he lives in Kibra and likely to continue his late brother great legacy. CONGRATULATIONS Mheshimiwa Okoth!" Kiyiapi tweeted on Friday.

Similar sentiments were expressed by Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu and Fafi MP Abdikarim Osman who encouraged Okoth to strive to fulfil the dream his brother had for Kibra residents.

"Congratulations MP elect Imran Okoth for your resounding victory and thank you to the people of Kibra constituency for your demonstrable faith in Imran to complete the journey the late Ken Okoth began. Imran, now roll up your sleeves and deliver for Kibra Constituency. Godspeed!" Ngilu said.

"Congrats Hon. Imran Okoth! I am so pleased with your victory in the Kibra Constituency by-election. Certainly you have earned the confidence of the people of Kibra. I trust you will continue with the exemplary and unfinished work of your late brother. Hambalyo!" tweeted Osman.