Mariga Dealt Blow by Uhuru Ahead of Kibra Campaigns

Jubilee Kibra Aspirant MacDonald Mariga

Kibra Jubilee aspirant MacDonald Mariga’s bid suffered a set back following the latest decision by President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Sources, on Tuesday, claimed that Uhuru had no plans to campaign for Mariga ahead of the slated by-election.

It is alleged that the president is focused on more important issues and would not have time to help the ex-inter midfielder sell himself to the people of Kibra.

Further information explained that the head of state had no initial plans to help the candidate according to a source who spoke to the Star.

President Uhuru Kenyatta during a past media briefing

“The President has more important issues to deal with and there were no plans for him to campaign in Kibra.

“Uhuru is focused on delivering the Big Four Agenda,” stated a senior official.

The news comes a day after Mariga was given the green light to contest for the seat left vacant by the late Ken Okoth.

The electoral body, on Monday, pointed out that the former Parma player’s details on the Biometric Voter Registration kits matched with those on his registration slip.

The footballer had on September 6 filed a petition at the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission’s Disputes Resolution Committee to challenge the decision to deny him a chance to vie for the position.

Mariga was later presented with his nomination certificate by Kibra Returning Officer Beatrice Muli, who had a week ago stated that his details were missing from the register.

Jubilee Kibra Aspirant MacDonald Mariga during presentation of his nomination certificate by IEBC Kibra Returning Officer Beatrice Muli

The elections are set to take place on November 7 where Mariga will face stiff competition from ODM candidate, Imran Okoth, who is the brother to the deceased lawmaker and ANC candidate Eliud Owalo, Raila Odinga’s former aide.

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