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Babu Owino: Uhuru Kenyatta’s support for Raila Odinga was not ‘sincere’

By Mercy Simiyu September 13th, 2022 1 min read

Embakasi East MP Babu Owino has stressed that retiring President Uhuru Kenyatta was not sincere in his political support for Azimio presidential candidate Raila Odinga.

The youthful lawmaker made his claims on social media a day before the inauguration ceremony in Nairobi in which President-elect William Ruto is set to be confirmed as the fifth President of Kenya.

Babu Owino, born Paul Ongili, also claims President Kenyatta was keen to keep his word and hand over to William Ruto as he’d suggested during his first time in office.

It is not the first time the controversial lawmaker is crying foul.

On the day the Supreme Court upheld William Ruto’s win, the lawmaker also questioned President Kenyatta’s influence. He also questioned the Head of State’s influence during the tallying of the presidential vote at the Bomas of Kenya.

“You must act now or was this a long CON? Baba has WON the elections just protect his win. What’s the point of Kenyans voting if we rig out the winner?” he said on August 14, 2022.

President Kenyatta has repeatedly said he will support Raila Odinga to succeed him and was instrumental in the crafting of a coalition to that effect. But Odinga failed to clinch the presidency.

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