More Tragedies on Mc Donald Mariga as Uhuru backs Imran
Leaders from Kieleweke in jubilee party yesterday asked Kibra constituents to elect Orange Democratic Movement Bernard Imran Okoth in November 7 by-election claiming that he has the backing of President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Led by MPs Maina Kamanda and Maoka Maore , former Nairobi County Assembly Speaker Beatrice Elachi and former Dagoretti South MP Dennis Waweru, they said Jubilee’s McDonald Mariga is sponsored by people opposed to the political pact between the President and ODM leader Raila Odinga.
Mr Mariga said his focus, if elected, would be on empowering women and the youth economically, increasing electricity supply and giving bursaries to the needy.
Speaking after a church service in Kibra, Amani National Congress (ANC) leader Musalia Mudavadi appealed to the government to investigate claims that there were people buying identity cards in Kibra, warning that if not dealt with, it would disenfranchise many voters.
He also called for a review of all the laws that bar Kenyans with dual citizenship from serving in government, saying they are retrogressive at a time the diaspora community is remitting to the country about Sh200 billion annually. Mr Mudavadi said that ID card buying in Kibra is especially rampant in areas where the ANC candidate, Mr Eliud Owalo, enjoys a fanatical following.
By Macharia Beatrice