Friday September 20, 2019-Renowned political analyst Prof Mutahi Ngunyi on Friday afternoon predicted the election of ex-footballer McDonald Mariga in the upcoming Kibra by-election.

Ngunyi did not explain his prediction but warned that it was based on a hunch.

I have this #FridayFeeling that MARIGA will take the KIBRA seat. But being a FRIDAY, I am SUSPICIOUS of my GUT. What do you THINK? Ngunyi stated on his twitter.

His prediction came two days after President Uhuru Kenyatta endorsed Mariga during a surprise meeting at State House Nairobi.

The Jubilee candidate has been perceived as a protégé for Deputy President William Ruto who is keen to use the Kibra contest to boost his 2022 presidential campaign.

ODM has fronted Imran Okoth, a brother to the late Kibra MP Ken Okoth. The orange party is the only one to have carried out nominations before picking their flag bearer.

Other perceived front runners in the Kibra race include Odinga’s former campaign chairman Eliud Owalo, who is vying on an ANC party ticket, and Ford Kenya’s Engineer Khamisi Butichi.


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  1. Whoever thought up Mariga did his maths good and proper. Not only did he factor, fame, youth, ethnographics, and Baba's own football analogy. ODM never saw this coming.