Ken Okoth’s death unearthed one of the biggest secrets a politician can ever leave behind. The bombshell was that the late Ken not only had an affair with a woman called Ann Thumbi but that they also had a son together.
The paternity of Thumbi’s son was confirmed last week after DNA tests taken proved that Ken had indeed sired Ann’s son. As if that wasn’t enough, Ann shocked many this week after she decided to support Mcdonald Mariga for the Kibra by-election, a seat that her late lover vacated with his death.
Ann Thumbi was spotted with Mariga when he presented his documents at the IEBC offices. The photos and video, which went viral, had tongues wagging with questions been asked as to why she wasn’t supporting Ken’s brother, Imran Okoth, who is also contesting the Kibra seat on an ODM ticket.
Observers online argued that since she had been in a relationship with Okoth who was in ODM, there would be no harm in supporting Imran.
In an interview with K24, Ann placed her relationship with the footballer in the proper context saying that considering her position as an MCA allied to Jubilee, it only made political sense for her to support a fellow party member.
I was nominated to the Nairobi County Assembly under the Jubilee Party. I, therefore, am obligated to stick with the party’s choice in the race for Kibra parliamentary seat. Jubilee’s choice, as of today, is Mariga, and I needed to show him my support.
She, however, declined to answer questions pertaining to her relationship with Ken’s brother and whether she would support his candidature, in the event Mariga is locked out.