City lawyer Donald Kipkorir has raised concern over cases of election offences ahead of the Kibra by-election.
In a tweet on Friday, Kipkorir asked the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to work in collaboration with the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) to monitor the Kibra by-election.
He claimed that several election offences have been witnessed in the constituency and called for an end in political corruption in a bid to ensure elections are conducted in a free and fair manner.
“IEBC & DCI need to monitor Kibra By-Elections closely .... Elections Offences Of bribes, intimidation, threats & undue influence are in open display..... Corruption that is systemic & pervasive in Kenya is nurtured during elections ... We must end political corruption,” he tweeted.
The race pits Jubilee candidate McDonald Mariga against Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) aspirant Imran Okoth. Okoth and Mariga have both expressed confidence that they have what it takes to win the seat.
The two have also hit the campaign trail after they were given the green light to participate in the race. Amani National Congress (ANC) Eliud Awalo has also expressed interest in succeeding the late Ken Okoth.
The race is considered a battle between Deputy President William Ruto and ODM leader Raila Odinga. Ruto has, however, dismissed the allegations.