Mariga’s monies giving ODM sleepless nights
McDonald Mariga financial muscles in the Kibra by-election seems to be giving Imran Okoth sleepless night.
The unfolding of events at Kibras indicates that the battle is turning out to be a battle between powerful individuals in the country.
To counter Mariga, ODM Members of Parliament will today hold a fundraising event in Nairobi to cater for the upcoming campaign in Kibra constituency.
Standard reported that ODM MPs will have to part with Ksh 50,000 to support Imran campaign that will run for almost one and half months.
The move for the legislators to contribute towards Imran’s campaign was agreed during Parliamentary Group meeting held at County Hall on Monday.
Mariga and Ruto
Mariga of Jubilee Party is being fronted by Deputy President William Ruto seems to have financial muscles to penetrates into baba’s bedroom.
Sources close to Deputy President and his Kibra strategists says the DP has deployed resources worth tens of millions of shillings just to push McDonald Mariga’s candidature.
Mariga current value is around 300,000 Euros, and its believed he used to take home over Ksh 1,000,000 a week. He played football at Inter Milan, Parma,Oviedo among other clubs.
Mariga’s younger brother Victor Wanyama who plays for English side Tottenham is also in a position to fund his brother’s campaign. According to analysts he can single handedly fund the campaign.
Kibra is perceived an ODM stronghold but DP Ruto is trying to make an entry in preparation for the 2022 Presidential race.
ODM lost in two by-election this year alone,one being in Raila’s backyard Ugenya and in Embakassi Nairobi County.
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Ruto took credit of the election saying it was the voice of the hustler nation against the dynasties.
Other aspirants in the race includes Ford Kenya’s candidate Hamisi Butichi, ANC and former Raila’s aide Eliud Owalo.
Campaigns will officially come to an end on November 4, as the election is scheduled to take place on November 7, 2019.