Monday September 30, 2019 - Amani National Congress (ANC) candidate in the looming Kibera by-election, Eliud Owalo, has referred Jubilee Party candidate, Macdonald Mariga, to a manamba (a tout) who have no leadership qualities.
Over the weekend, speculation was rife that Owalo would step down and drum up support for Mariga, speculation that he termed as propaganda, nonsense and hogwash.
“Sasa wameanza propaganda ati oooh Owalo atajitokeza kwa kinyang’anyiro ili aende afuate Mariga.”
“Sasa mtu kama mimi nimesoma nitawacha niende nifuate manamba”
“(They have started propaganda that Owalo will step down from the race so that he may follow Mariga.”
“How will an educated person like me step down and go follow a tout)?” Owalo asked.
Owalo maintained that he cannot step down for a political novice like Maraga.
“That is actually where he belongs, he is being shepherded into this race to suit someone else’s political interest, not that he fits the bill,” he said.
Mariga is supported by Deputy President William Ruto.
The Kenyan DAILY POST