Maina and Kingangi weigh in on Kibra by election

Maina and King’ang’i today morning joined many Kenyans in sending congratulatory messages to the winner of the Kibra by election.

 

Maina-Kageni
Maina-Kageni

Jubilees Mariga lost to ODM’s Okoth, in a hotly contested by election.

Kenyans in awe after Mariga concedes Kibra race to Imran

The duo also spoke about the embarrassing scene where Boni Khalwale was photographed picking up stones while in a confrontation with voters from Kibra.

Boni Khalwale
Boni Khalwale

Maina and King’ang’i were appalled and said as much. ‘Should I get a stone for you? Tit for tat. A whole doctor! A whole senator!’ King’ang’i said.

They concluded the early morning talk by praising the mature way in which Mariga had handled his defeat to Imran. Mr. Kageni said that despite the fact that Mariga was leading at some point in the voting he was still mature enough to concede when he realised he couldn’t win.

Mariga
Mariga

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Kenyans in awe after Mariga concedes Kibra race to Imran

Mcdonald Mariga and Imran Okoth had been engaged in a titanic battle for the Kibra MP seat that was left vacant after the death of Ken Okoth.

Blessed Njugush gives his thoughts about late Ken Okoth and Mariga (exclusive)

As you might have heard, Mcdonald lost to Imran and did something that is rarely seen in Kenyan politics (as rare as hen’s teeth) – he conceded defeat. Not only that, but he also called the person who had beaten him to congratulate him.

Raila Odinga raising Imran's hand
Raila Odinga raising Imran’s hand

In a late-night Twitter post, Mariga called Okoth and congratulated him for his win promising to work together after the elections.

‘Hello boss, it’s Mariga and I have called to congratulate you for the win. So far the race has been good and I am ready to work with you to help the people of Kibra. Now after this election, still we will be friends and we will work together,’ said Mariga.

Mariga in Kibra
Mcdonald in Kibra

In return, the ODM candidate said he was humbled by Mariga’s congratulatory call and promised to work with him and any other interested party.

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Kenyans were inevitably impressed with this mature move and proceeded to congratulate him. Check out some of their comments below;

Richard anguche Congrats man, u showed up some maturity karibu khandi papa

Fauzia Mohamed Thats Class…not all kenyans can walk on that lane๐Ÿ’ฅ

AnotherKenya But on a serious note, shouldn’t you have conceded from Karen… In the big Tent Ile ya campaigns๐Ÿ˜‚ ama hoteli imefungwa? ๐Ÿ˜‚

Hashim That is class from you bro !! congrats !

James Ochola Congrats Mariga…great maturity. A lesson in political competition. Your time will come.

joseph mwangi Maturity to the next level

What do you think off his concession speech?

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Blessed Njugush gives his thoughts about late Ken Okoth and Mariga (exclusive)

Comedian Njugush spoke to me recently about some interesting topics that are currently affecting the country. One of those is the Kibra by election that is being hotly contested by Mcdonald Mariga.

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Njugush is one of the most passionate Kenyans when it comes to the direction our country is taking. The man spoke about the Kenyan footballer saying that he wanted to give the young political upstart a chance to show what he can do.

‘Its good to be visionary. Its good to do stuff for people but its also another work altogether to be your own sort of man,’ the comic said.

Mariga with Ann Thumbi
Mariga is vying for the Kibra MP seat

The ‘Blessed One’ added that the problems the country was facing were because many of our leaders were in that position, not because of their vision but their political connections.

‘Most of the leaders we have are there because they are very well-connected and then we end up giving the wrong people!’ he opined.

Ken Okoth
Ken Okoth in a file photo

Njugush then enthused about the work that the late Kibra MP Ken Okoth was doing in the constituency saying,

‘I liked the work Ken Okoth used to do especially with bursaries for school kids. There is work that he was doing even in building schools. Right? He wasn’t related to anyone and he was an honest Kenyan. The rest (other politicians) are just sideshows.’

Blessed Njugush
Blessed Njugush

The famous entertainer then finished off by saying that he was ready to give Mariga a chance were he to win the Kibra seat.

‘If he is able to win the seat then it’s up to him to prove that he can work,’ he said.

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Poll results: Should entertainers like Prezzo join politics?

The recent news that McDonald Mariga and Prezzo were interested in joining politics divided a lot of Kenyans. Some felt that there should be a clear delineation between politics and entertainment.

Mariga with Ann Thumbi
Mariga is trying to vie for the Kibra MP seat

This led me to set up a poll to find out just what the Kenyan people think? (uh…Classic105 audience). The results were overwhelmingly against the notion with most Kenyans saying that the entertainers should stay away from politics.

The result of the poll is below;

Poll results
Poll results on Facebook
Poll results
Poll results on Twitter

Some of the comments from those who voted are below;

Duncan Mugah Nyosunga They should go to hell, where were they before the death robe ken okoth?
We don’t need need politics sympathy
N.Kiron they lack professionalism, their passion is in the music industry, politics to them is trial and error.
Agane Abdullahi Ahmed We need to be entertained .
Victor Omullo selfishness ๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿฟ
Njenga Ngunjiri ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ชย Already Jaguar ni mchezo alipeleka Parliament, introduced a ridiculous bill I think to seem like he is doing something for the people. We don’t need entertainers pale, we need leaders, na masomo ni muhimu.

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Leftie Blacks Mariga should focus on football. Aende asimame huko fkf
allan smith mugita Prezzo kama kurelease ngoma ilimshinda politics ataweza kwlii…shenziii๐Ÿ˜ˆ๐Ÿ˜ˆ๐Ÿ˜ˆ
Caro Yes,why not,it’s their right as Kenyan citizens.
Nelly Mwangangi Let them stick to what they are doing. Siasa ikona wenyewe
Collins Nyangoya It’s called greed .
Dan Waiganjo Lethem stick to their lane

What do you think?

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