Mcdonald Mariga and Imran Okoth had been engaged in a titanic battle for the Kibra MP seat that was left vacant after the death of Ken Okoth.
As you might have heard, Mcdonald lost to Imran and did something that is rarely seen in Kenyan politics (as rare as hen’s teeth) – he conceded defeat. Not only that, but he also called the person who had beaten him to congratulate him.
In a late-night Twitter post, Mariga called Okoth and congratulated him for his win promising to work together after the elections.
‘Hello boss, it’s Mariga and I have called to congratulate you for the win. So far the race has been good and I am ready to work with you to help the people of Kibra. Now after this election, still we will be friends and we will work together,’ said Mariga.
In return, the ODM candidate said he was humbled by Mariga’s congratulatory call and promised to work with him and any other interested party.
Check out the video;
— Mariga Macdonald (@MarigaOfficial) November 7, 2019
Kenyans were inevitably impressed with this mature move and proceeded to congratulate him. Check out some of their comments below;
Richard anguche Congrats man, u showed up some maturity karibu khandi papa
Fauzia Mohamed Thats Class…not all kenyans can walk on that lane💥
AnotherKenya But on a serious note, shouldn’t you have conceded from Karen… In the big Tent Ile ya campaigns😂 ama hoteli imefungwa? 😂
Hashim That is class from you bro !! congrats !
James Ochola Congrats Mariga…great maturity. A lesson in political competition. Your time will come.
joseph mwangi Maturity to the next level
What do you think off his concession speech?