Former Kakamega senator Boni Khalwale has now faulted Amani National Congress (ANC) leader Musalia Mudavadi and Ford Kenya Leader Moses Wetangula after Jubilee candidate McDonald Mariga lost in Kibra by-election.
Khalwale said that the two leaders made a mistake by fronting their candidates in the race to spoil votes.
The politician, who has vowed to stand with Deputy President William Ruto in 2022, said not for Mudavadi and Wetangula, Mariga could have won the contest.
He also said that female voters were scared to the born by the ODM goons during the voting process.
"Congratulations @MarigaOfficial for this result.1. @MusaliaMudavadi & @Wetangulam spoilt ua 5,275 & 260 votes respectively through their candidates2. Thousands of ua would be female voters were scared off by those @TheODMparty goons.U are the winner!," he said.
The Deputy President Dr William Samoei Ruto has said that the outcome of the election has sent a strong message to ODM.
He said that it is evident that the party continues to become more popular in the region despite the loss.
"Pongezi Benard Okoth for Kibra. Congrats Mariga, Team Jubilee & supporters for daring the so called 'bedroom', braving the chaos/violence, to double our vote from 12%(2017) to 26% now. Our competitors came down 78% (2017) to 52%. They retained the seat we have served notice," he said.
Imran garnered 24,636 votes against Jubilee candidate McDonald Mariga's 11,230. Amani National Congress candidate Eliud Owalo emerged third with 5,275 votes.