Embakasi East MP Babu Owino Sends Warning to Foreign Envoys

  • Embakasi East Member of Parliament (MP) Paul Ongili aka Babu Owino has sent a fresh warning to foreign envoys ahead of the presidential election.

    Speaking during a rally in Kisii on Monday, Mr Owino asked the envoys to keep off the polls as Kenya was past the colonial days.

    He claimed that the ambassadors were on the government's payroll and reiterated that protests against the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) would resume this week.

    [caption caption="Babu Owino During a Past Rally"][/caption]

    Babu also urged Kisii residents to come out in large numbers to ensure no ballot papers were distributed to polling stations in the county.

    “We maintain that envoys on Jubilee government's payroll must keep off Kenya's election. We will resume our Nationwide anti-IEBC demos tomorrow (Tuesday) to agitate for permanent reforms in our electoral system,” remarked Owino.

    Earlier on Monday, foreign envoys led by the United States Ambassador Robert Godec stated that NASA leader Raila Odinga and his running mate Kalonzo Musyoka should not have withdrawn from the fresh poll.

    They, however, noted that they were more interested in a credible process than a quick fix and emphasised the importance of a free and fair poll.

    The envoys also noted that the IEBC had done a couple of things right as far as ensuring the election would be credible but asked President Uhuru Kenyatta not to sign the electoral amendment bill into law.

    Godec noted that approval of the bill would be in bad taste just a few days to the election.

    On postponement of the election date, the envoys stated that the decision was down to the Supreme Court but reiterated that the answers to all the problems Kenya is facing are enshrined in the constitution.

    [caption caption="United States Ambassador Robert Godec"][/caption]