Tuesday September 24,2019-Football star, Macdonald Mariga‘s quest to become the next Kibra MP has once again hit a rocky path after a top Jubilee party member refused to endorse his candidacy.
In an interview with Citizen TV on Tuesday, embattled Nairobi County Speaker, Beatrice Elachi said Mariga cannot fit into the shoes of the late MP Ken Okoth.
"For anyone going to Kibra, they must set the bar high just like Ken Okoth…Mariga cannot continue Okoth’s legacy,” Elachi said.
She said Mariga just woke up one morning to claim that he can govern the people of Kibra.
"I am sorry to say that..this is why I feel sad. When I wanted to vie in Dagoretti North, I did not just wake up and go there to vie," Elachi retorted.
"I went there two years before the election and that is what leaders must do.. Understand the magnitude of what you are going into and how the people of Nairobi live."
Elachi claimed that Mariga cannot just go to Kibra and yet he has never voted anyone in that area.
"You want to go to Kibra for its people to vote for you and yet you have never voted anyone?" she posed.
She concluded by saying Mariga should have built a football academy in Kibra before claiming to want to govern its people.
The Kenyan DAILY POST