Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Victor Mugubi Wanyama has announced his meeting with a top government envoy in the United Kingdom barely a day after Kibra by-election where his elder brother McDonald Mariga lost.
The Harambee Stars Captain has taken to social media to express his joy over meeting Kenya High Commissioner to UK Ambassador Manoah Esipisu for a discussion touching on youth development, sports, education, and other issues affecting youths.
This comes about a day after his Mariga-a Jubilee candidate, lost his bid for Kibra Constituency Member of Parliament seat to Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) candidate Imran Okoth.
“Yesterday the Kenya High Commissioner to the UK Ambassador Manoah Esipisu paid me a visit. We discussed Youth Empowerment, Education, Sports, Arts and Mental Strength for Youth Professionals through the Victor Wanyama Foundation and the Victor Wanyama Academy projects,” the footballer tweeted.
Yesterday the Kenya High Commissioner to the UK @MEsipisu paid me a visit. We discussed Youth Empowerment, Education, Sports, Arts and Mental Strength for Youth Professionals through the @VictorWanyamaF & The Victor Wanyama Academy #VW12. pic.twitter.com/2E4llkMEQj
— Victor Wanyama (@VictorWanyama) November 8, 2019
Ahead of the by-election, Wanyama wished his brother well with advice to Kibra people that Mariga would bring change to the constituency.
The by-election attracted 24 candidates following the death of former MP Ken Okoth (Imran’s brother) in July after a protracted battle with cancer.
The contest escalated to national politics with deputy president William Ruto’s troops openly going head to head with ODM party leader and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga’s team.