Kenya’s soccer star McDonald Mariga has been listed among the aspirants in the upcoming Kibra by-election scheduled for November 7.
The seat fell vacant after the death of Ken Okoth on July 26 after a battle with cancer.
Mariga is eyeing the seat on a Jubilee party ticket.
Jubilee party secretary General Raphael Tuju confirmed that Mariga will battle for the party ticket with Morris Peter Kinyanjui, Walter Trenk, Said Ibrahim and Doreen Wasike.
Wasike had been chosen as the Jubilee candidate for Kibra in 2017.
Kinyanjui was a Kibra MP aspirant in 2017 while Ibrahim was the TNA candidate in 2013.
The footballer has shocked many with his plans to take a plunge into politics.