Walking on a tight rope, Imran Okoth had struggled to bring candidates who ran against him in Kibra by-election nominations race for ODM on Saturday.

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The brother to former MP Ken Okoth, had only managed to bring ODM diehard Benson Musungu on board ahead of tough campaigns to retain his late brother's seat.

Concerned with dissatisfactions among candidates who felt that they lost unfairly, ODM leader Raila Odinga on Tuesday held a closed-door meeting for two hours with all candidates.

A passionate Raila reiterated that the polls were free and fair, adding that disunity among the ten would cost ODM the seat at the party's bedrock.

"We never witnessed any chaos, we used the party register. These nominations were credible. For the party show its dominance, you have to support Imran all of you," Odinga is said to have told the aspirants.

The entire brigade agreed with Mr Odinga that the nominations were free and fair. They all agreed to rally behind Mr Imran, who served as CDF manager in the constituency for seven years.

"Joined @TheODMparty members in attendance at Orange House as Bernard Imran Okoth was officially presented with his certificate after last weekend's nominations exercise and it's now all systems go," Odinga tweeted.

It's after the meeting that Mr Peter Orero, who emerged second, agreed to drop a petition challenging Imran Okoth's Saturday's victory.

“We have come today as party members to support one of us who was elected and nominated… and that is Imran… we shall give him support... we are here and we will give full support to him and ensure that the elections are won by Imran,” he said.

Imran will now face Eliud Owalo of ANC, Ramadhan Khamisi of Ford Kenya, McDonald Mariga of Jubilee and Jackson Makini alias Prezzo of Wiper among others.