ODM party has withdrawn from the Machakos Senatorial race that is slated for March 18, 2021.
The party in a statement on Friday said it will support Wiper Party candidate Agnes Kavindu.
" In the spirit of NASA and BBI, we SHALL rally our support to the Wiper Party candidate Ms. Agnes Kavindu to become the next Senator of Machakos County," the statement read in part.
"Ms. Kavindu was a member of the BBI Steering Committee that came up with the Bill before the Counties," it continued.
Wiper party leader Kalonzo Musyoka awarded Kavindu the certificate of nomination amid cheers.
Kalonzo expressed confidence in Kavindu, saying they will leave nothing to chance during the campaign period until she is declared the winner.
He maintained that the party settled on Kavindu because they believed in women empowerment and had no bad blood with her ex-husband Muthama.
“As wiper party, we have no business in breaking families by nominating Agnes Kavindu Muthama for Machakos seat, we nominated her because of her qualifications but fortunately she shares a name with others,” Kalonzo said.
DP William Ruto affiliate party United Democratic Alliance (UDA) picked businessman Urbanus Ngengele as its flag bearer in the upcoming by-election.