Boniface Mwangi Badly Tears into Mariga As Elections Loom

Activist Boniface Mwangi has taken an unprecedented swipe at Jubilee candidate McDonald Mariga ahead of the Kibra elections slated for Thursday, November 7.

In the scathing last-minute attack, Mwangi said Mariga had nothing to show for Starehe Constituency from where he grew up and began his footballing expedition.

Speaking from Rum stadium where Mariga played as a youngster before he flew to Sweden and later Italy where would go ahead and win the Champions League with the team.

Activist Boniface Mwangi. PHOTO: Courtesy

The activist has fronted Editar Ochieng’ to battle it out with the three main competitors in Kibra who are Bernard Okoth (Imran), McDonald Mariga and ANC’s Eliud Owalo.

In drumming support for Ukweli Party’s Editar Ochieng, Mwangi chided Mariga as having never voted in his entire life, and that he only registered for a voter’s card when at the prodding of Deputy President William Ruto.

In the Kibra constituency that attracted much heat, Mariga’s convoy was pelted with stones after it was alleged that a key DP Ruto ally had been seen “distributing cash.”

While gracing campaigns in Kibra, DP Ruto has always been fenced with a formidable ring of GSU officers and a battalion of plain-cloth police officers.

This was after intelligence reports indicated that a section of Kibra residents had been secretly planning to repulse all Jubilee party’s inroads in the area.

Mariga, who started out as a total political green-horn has morphed to become among the favourites in the hotly contested Kibra race.

Last Sunday as the campaigns entered the penultimate day, Jubilee marshalled several MPs who pledged to rally their supporters to deliver their votes to Mariga.

In a parallel rally the same day, the ODM brigade invited six Governors and a host of other legislators in what was seen as the biggest rally in the area.

The elections are set for Thursday even as ODM Secretary-General Edwin Sifuna has gone to court to compel IEBC to publish a detailed voters’ register with full names, ID numbers and respective polling stations.


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