Political analyst Prof Herman Manyora has said the Kibra by-election will shape the political landscape ahead of 2022.

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In an interview with Citizen TV, Manyora said the by-election is a three-horse race, adding that the results of the by-election will reveal what could happen in the next presidential race.

“Kibra by-election is like a curtain-raiser, we can see what to expect in the 2022 elections. There are three horses, others are flower girls,” he said.

In the meantime, both Jubilee and ODM parties have expressed confidence in their candidates. 

A section of leaders from the two parties have hailed IEBC for adequate preparations ahead of the exercise.

Kimilili MP Didmus Baraza said IEBC deserves credit for the good job done in Kibra

"We are satisfied in the manner in which IEBC is conducting the election, particularly how they are handling those who can not be identified by bio-metrics. They are told to sign some forms then are identified manually using their ID numbers," he said.

Edwin Sifuna; ODM party Secretary-General said he is impressed with the manner in which things are happening but asked clerks and other officials to fasten the process.

"We are satisfied with the set-up of the by-elections. Voting started at exactly 6:00am," he said.