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Pure nonsense! Babu Owino rubbishes Alice Ng’ang’a claims on Raila’s financiers 

Paul Ongili Owino, popularly known as Babu Owino, a Member of Parliament representing Embakasi East, has rubbished the allegations made by Thika town MP Alice Ng’ang’a that Raila Odinga, the leader of Azimio la Umoja, received Sh10 billion from senior Mt Kenya region figures to finance demonstrations.

In a recent interview with Nairobi News, the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) politician referred to the claims as senseless and nonsense, denying that Odinga was given the money at a hotel.

“It’s pure balderdash,” the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) allied politician has said in an exclusive interview.

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He went on to criticise Alice Ng’ang’a’s lack of proof for her allegations.

On Sunday, while speaking at AIPCA church in Thika, during a thanksgiving event organized by Trade Cabinet Secretary Mr Moses Kuria following his appointment to the Kenya Kwanza cabinet, Ms. Ng’ang’a claimed that Mr. Raila’s financiers held senior positions in previous governments.

She said that proponents of the Kenya Kwanza government have photos of how the deal was sealed, although she did not provide evidence to support her claims.

Other UDA MPs and politicians, including Trade Cabinet Secretary Moses Kuria, echoed her statements, calling on the individuals accused of financing the Azimio protests to declare their interests.

Babu Owino’s comments came as the country entered the second day of Azimio protests, with the Inspector General of Police warning that those who participate in the demonstrations would be arrested and charged.

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Mr. Raila Odinga has vowed to lead the protests until the opposition’s demands are met, daring the Inspector General to arrest him instead of sending officers.

The Azimio la Umoja protests have been met with controversy, with supporters and opponents voicing their opinions on the matter.

The song ‘Keki ni Icikio,’ released by popular Kikuyu musician Muigai Wa Njoroge, has reignited the debate on land demarcation and historical injustices.

In the song, Muigai calls for the subdivision of the ‘national cake,’ referring to Kenyan land, and accuses dynasties of grabbing the country’s tracts of land that should have been subdivided equally among all Kenyans.

The ongoing protests have disrupted daily life and have led to clashes with the police. The situation remains tense, with both sides refusing to back down.

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