Msambweni independent candidate bows out of by-election, supports Boga

Independent candidate Mariam Sharlet with a section of ODM members in Msambweni./COURTESY

Independent candidate in Msambweni by-election Mariam Sharlet has dropped out of the race and decided to support ODM candidate Omar Boga.

“I have remained an ODM member since joining politics and I did not resign as was alleged by some politicians, even the resignation letter was fake,” said Mariam.

She said that she opted to bow out of the race after consulting ODM party leader Raila Odinga.

Mariam said that Odinga requested her to bow out and support the party’s candidate to ensure it retains the seat that was left vacant following the death of Suleiman Dori.

Msambweni by-election is scheduled for 15th December 2020.

Miriam had earlier ditched ODM and announced to contest the seat in Jubilee party before the party said it was not going to participate in the Msambweni by-election.

She was received by a section of ODM members in Msambweni who welcomed the move.