Jubilee figures made Mariga admit defeat early in Kibra poll

Jubilee's McDonald Mariga arrives at a polling station in Kibra slum on November 7, 2019. Results sent to the Jubilee tallying centre by agents influenced his early admission of defeat in the by-election. PHOTO | TONY KARUMBA | AFP

What you need to know:

  • Mariga sensed defeat way before the electoral commission started counting and tallying votes.
  • In Kenya, many a candidate, some trailing with ocean-wide gaps, also wait for the final tally before conceding defeat.
  • Still, some never concede at all even after the apex court pronounces itself on their contests and resort to violence.

At the start of Thursday November 7, the election day in Kibra, Jubilee candidate McDonald Mariga was a very confident man.

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