Jubilee candidate McDonald Mariga did not vote for himself in the Kibra by-election because he is not a registered voter in the constituency.
The former footballer turned politician is a registered voter in Starehe Constituency. According to the Independent Electoral Commission (IEBC), a candidate or anyone cannot vote in an area he or she has not registered as a voter.
Mariga arrived at Lindi Mosque polling station at around 10:30 am to show solidarity with his supporters.
He wheeled an old voter to the polling station while interacting with the voters.
There are 24 candidates vying for the seat following the demise of Ken Okoth after a long battle with cancer.
The candidate are: Mariga (Jubilee), Khamisi Butichi (Ford Kenya), Bernard Okoth (ODM), Ibrahim Kimorko (Roots Party) Ancient Dorn (DP), Martin Andati (Modern Alliance Party), Felix Anditi (Independent) and Eliud Owalo (ANC).
ODM Director of Communications Philip Etale earlier on jibed at Mariga after he promised a Sh5,000 reward for anyone who captures him while casting his vote.
“I have a cash prize of Ksh. 5,000 to give to the FIRST person who will send me a photo of one McDonald Mariga casting his ballot in today’s by-election. Send me the photo, and you will have the 5K,” he tweeted.