“Make sure ODM does not lose in Kibera,” Babu Owino Threatens Chebukati to His Face

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Embakasi East MP Babu Owino on Wednesday, October 9, threatened IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati during a meeting at the commission’s office.

Keen to get his message across, the vocal legislator maintained that they would not condone any election malpractices in the upcoming Kibra by-election.

Embakasi East MP Babu Owino

“We are not joking with you. We’ve had a bad history with IEBC. We did opinion polls that showed 70 percent of Kibra residents are for our candidate and we will not accept anything less,” he declared.

He further stated that state machinery was being used to campaign for the Jubilee candidate – McDonald Mariga.

“We are aware of the tactics the Jubilee faction has been using. People have been campaigning nowhere except from someone’s house,” he stated referring to the meeting being held at DP William Ruto’s Karen residence.

“We will frogmarch you to Uhuru park if you rig us out. This time we will eject you from this seat!” Babu Owino declared.

The ODM leaders had a list of demands for the electoral body including the commission to provide a full list of all persons registered as voters in Kibra Constituency by the 2017 General Election.

After the meeting, the politicians expressed optimism that their grievances would be taken into account.

“The commission has now agreed to avail the registers we requested and to address emerging issues in order to guarantee fair polls,” ODM secretary general Edwin Sifuna stated.

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