Tuesday September 24, 2019-Embattled Nairobi County Assembly Speaker Beatrice Elachi has poked holes into football star McDonald Mariga's candidature in Kibra by-election.

Speaking on Citizen TV's Daybreak show on Tuesday, Elachi stated that Kibra residents need a person who can uphold the job done by the late Ken Okoth, which Mariga cannot do.

She noted that only Imran, who is the ODM candidate, can achieve what Ken started in Kibra by virtue of being his brother and who worked for Kibra while Ken was away for medication.

"For anyone to go to Kibra, they must set the bar high just like Ken Okoth. Mariga cannot continue Ken Okoth's legacy," she said.

She took jabs at the soccer player, pointing out that he lacks political and leadership experience.

According to Elachi, Mariga simply invaded the by-election without any knowledge of Kibra residents' needs, which unqualified him.

"Go and understand the magnitude that you are entering in and how the people of Nairobi live. You cannot tell me you never even voted for anyone and now you want to go to Kibra," she added.

Mariga has been facing opposition from a number of fellow Jubilee members, with Elachi being the latest one to pour cold water on his bid, terming him the wrong person.



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