City lawyer Steve Ogolla has declared support for Kibra parliamentary seat aspirant Bernard Okoth who will vie on Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party ticket in the by-election scheduled on November 7, 2019.

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Okoth, popularly known as Imran, took the coveted party ticket after he floored other nine contestants in ODM nominations conducted on Saturday.

He is a brother to area immediate Member of Parliament Ken Okoth who succumbed to cancer in late July.

Ogolla congratulated Okoth Imran and expressed confidence he will continue with his brother's legacy having served under him as the area National Government-Constituency Development Fund manager.

"Congratulations Imran Okoth, a man truly fit for the job. A loyal servant, trained in the tradition of result-driven leadership stretching back to six years. 

"As former CDF Manager, he is the true story behind the glory of Kibra's magical rise. He deserves support," he tweeted on Sunday.

ODM Secretary-General Edwin Sifuna also congratulated Imran and also thanked party members for a successful primaries.

"Thank you to all ODM party members in Kibra for conducting yourselves like the democrats we have always known you to be. Thank you for your patience in the face of various challenges as you voted today. Congratulations ndugu Imran Okoth," Sifuna said.

Imran will now face off with soccer star Macdonald Mariga of Jubilee, ANC’s Eliud Owalo and Ford Kenya’s Engineer Khamisi Butichi.