Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga, who also doubles up as the leader of the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM), has said aspirants who lost in the Kibra nomination exercise have pledged to support Imran Okoth.
Speaking at the party's headquarters in Nairobi, Odinga officially unveiled the ODM candidate to the party supporters after holding a meeting with all those who sought the party's ticket.
"Our party conducted a nomination exercise a few days ago in Kibra constituency and after that all the aspirants met and pledged to support the aspirant who emerged as the winner (Chama chetu kama mnavyojua ilifanya juzi mchujo ya hadhara katika Kibra constituency na baada ya hiyo kufanyika wale wote ambao walihusika macandidates wamekutana pamoja baada ya matangazo kutangazwa ya kwamba wataunga mkono yule ambaye ameteuliwa kama candidate ya ODM)," Odinga said.
Odinga's words came just days after the party picked Imran, the brother of the late former Kibra MP Ken Okoth who succumbed to cancer, as its flag-bearer.
The nomination exercise was not without issues as some of the aspirants said that it was not smoothly conducted.
One of the aspirants; Brian Shem Owino claimed that names of scores of eligible voters were missing in the party's register.
ODM said only card-carrying members of the party were allowed to participate in the nomination exercise.