Thursday August 29, 2019-Noah Wanyama, the father to former Harambee Stars player MacDonald Mariga, has commented on the ongoing debate about his son's candidature in Kibra by-election. 

Speaking to K24 after efforts to reach his son were futile, Wanyama suggested that there is a possibility of his son being on the ballot in the November by-elections.

“It is likely he could participate in the poll, but let me first find him. I will revert with accurate details (Huenda inawezekana atasimama lakini wacha nimutafute. Nitawaambia ukweli)," Mariga's father said.

There is a heated debate concerning the right way to select a candidate who will represent the ruling Jubilee Party. 

Some MPs like Kimilili's Didmus Barasa wants party Secretary-general Raphael Tuju to leave the Kibra process to DP William Ruto.

“We are aware he (Tuju) wants to sneak in a weak candidate so that Jubilee loses in the poll. Since we know he is working for the opposition, we cannot allow him to run the exercise. We want Ruto to be involved since he will supervise the campaigns in Kibra,” said Barasa.

The Kibra seat was vacated by youthful ODM politician Ken Okoth who succumbed to cancer. Orange Democratic Movement party led by Raila Odinga aims to retain the seat.


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