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Babu Owino invites Wafula Chebukati to Azimio’s Jeevanjee Gardens prayer rally

By Winnie Mabel February 21st, 2023 2 min read

Embakasi East Constituency Member of Parliament Paul Ongili alias Babu Owino on February 21, 2023, announced that there will be prayers held at the Jeevanjee Gardens located in Nairobi’s Central Business District on February 22, 2023, beginning 9am.

In his video statement, the outspoken Azimio La Umoja One Kenya Alliance allied politician also called on Wafula Chebukati, the former chairperson of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission, to attend the event.

“Thank you very much fellow Kenyans. I am Babu Owino and I want to take this opportunity to invite all Kenyans from all walks of Kenya, all walks of Africa and all walks from around the globe. Tomorrow, come for a prayer day at Jeevanjee Gardens starting at 9am. Tomorrow will be very peaceful. Those who want to repent of their sins, come and repent of your sins. Those who are guilty like Chebukati, come to Jeevanjee Gardens we will also forgive you there. Otherwise, welcome all tomorrow. As the Bible says ‘Seek ye unto the kingdom of God first and every other thing shall be added unto you’ Asanteni,” said Babu Owino.

Azimio La Umoja continues to hold that the 2022 presidential election was rigged and stolen in favor of President William Ruto and claim this was facilitated by Wafula Chebukati. Azimio also holds that Raila Odinga won the election but the occurrences surrounding the days in which the presidential election vote tallying took place were full of discrepancies and underhanded dealings. These sentiments remain despite Raila Odinga and Martha Karua losing the presidential election Supreme Court petition after they challenged William Ruto’s victory.

Raila holds that President William Ruto and the IEBC subverted the will of the people by announcing President Ruto’s victory. A slight margin of about 200,000 votes was the difference between the millions of votes garnered by William Ruto and Raila Odinga.

Last week, Raila Odinga announced that they would be holding prayers for the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission and the location would be outside IEBC’s premises.

“We will be doing a prayer for the IEBC so that the commission can defend the right of our people. That prayer will be done In front of the premises of IEBC sometimes next week,” said Raila on February 15, 2023.

Raila’s announcement for prayers was in response to President William Ruto, First Lady Rachel Ruto and their Kenya Kwanza allies’ penchant for holding prayer rallies to pray for the nation and its problems; and quoting Bible verses on mainstream and social media instead of allegedly finding and implementing solutions.