Babu Owino Warns Raila After Uhuru Endorsed Mariga

President Kenyatta officially endorses Mariga for Kibra by-election
President Uhuru Kenyatta with McDonald Mariga at State House, Nairobi on September 18, 2019. PHOTO/COURTESY

Just hours after President Uhuru Kenyatta endorsed Jubilee candidate for Kibra by-election, Macdonald Mariga, Embakasi East MP Babu Owino has warned ODM party leader Raila Odinga against the handshake.

Through his Facebook page, Owino observed that Raila must be very careful with the Handshake thing since the party had not experienced any fruits so far.

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President Uhuru with Raila Odinga. Owino has warned his party leader to be warry of his union with the president. Photo/File

According to him, President Uhuru Kenyatta was genuine with the handshake, warning that the party boss risk being dumped for the second time.

Baba must be very careful with this thing called *HANDSHAKE* No fruits so far. We can’t be duped twice. President Uhuru must be genuine with this handshake, read part of his statement.

The vocal legislator noted that the two need not lie to each other and in return, their party boss get embarrassed at the end.

He advised Raila to be keen and make his early exit as soon as possible if he sees that the ‘marriage’ is not genuine.

Baba we must be very careful and if the *marriage*is void coz one party is incompetent for being in a subsisting marriage or voidable coz it’s not consummated then we must be out very fast. We need not lie to each other and in return, their intention is to embarrass you. continued the statement.

Owino maintained that despite the latest move by Uhuru’s party, Jubilee was still going to lose in the by-elections.

Owino was reacting to Uhuru’s earlier move to endorse Mariga when he hosted him together with DP William Ruto and a contingent of other Jubilee party leaders at the State House on Wednesday.

The President, who had been doubted by many if he will endorse Mariga’s candidature, assured the former footballer of his full backing in the by-election set for November 7, 2019.

“The President wished Mr. Mariga, who was accompanied by Jubilee Party Secretary-General Raphael Tuju, success in the contest and assured him of his full backing,” said State House in a statement.

The meeting between Mariga and Jubilee party leader came after the Political Parties Disputes Tribunal on Wednesday dismissed a case challenging Mariga’s nomination for the race to succeed the late MP Ken Okoth.

Here are some of the reactions from twitter following the meeting;


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