President Uhuru Kenyatta has guaranteed support to McDonald Mariga, the Jubilee flag-bearer in the Kibra by-election set for November 7.
Uhuru invited the ex-international footballer at State House and assured him of his full backing.
This comes two days after the IEBC Dispute Resolution Committee cleared Mariga to contest. Earlier IEBC had disqualified him over register hitch.
Those present included Deputy President William Ruto, National Assembly majority leader Aden Duale, Jubilee Chief Whip Benjamin Washiali and other leaders.
He will battle it out with 23 candidates who include ODM’s Bernard Imran Okoth, ANC’s Eliud Owalo, Ford Kenya’s Eng Khamisi Butichi and Wiper’s Jackson Makini aka Prezzo.