Former SONU Leader Babu Owino Dares Uhuru to Face him in Embakasi East

Babu Owino

Embakasi East MP Babu Owino has told President Uhuru Kenyatta to stop intimidating him and concentrate on competing with politicians at his level.

Babu spoke on Thursday shortly after he was released on bond following the charge of causing grievous harm to a voter on August 8.

He was dramatically re-arrested on Wednesday immediately after being released on bail on two other charges of subversion and incitement.

“Bwana Uhuru Kenyatta, kama umeshindwa na siasa na rika yako, kuja Embakasi East nikunyoroshe asubuhi na mapema.”

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(Mr Uhuru Kenyatta, if you are unable to politick with your agemates, come to Embakasi East so that I can defeat you early in the morning)

The controversial first time MP also fired his salvo at Nairobi governor Mike Sonko who on Wednesday gave him a dress down and warned him against insulting the President.

Sonko referred to the youthful MP as gay saying he would arrange for people to sodomise him.

“I want to tell Sonko this, you called me a gay man. I have two children, I want to add three more to make them five. If you think I’m gay, I also see you have a curvaceous figure”, Babu said.

He said he will not relent in the struggle for democracy and good governance in Kenya and called on NASA supporters to heed Raila Odinga’s call and participate in Monday’s mass protests.

Raila on Thursday said the countrywide demos which will be held on Mondays and Fridays are meant to denounce Jubilee’s growing dictatorial tendencies.

“The power of the people is stronger than the power of the bullet. The power of the people is stronger than the power of the people in power like Uhuru Kenyatta.”

“Now is the time to lift our nation from the quicksands of executive and parliamentary dictatorship to the solid rock of brotherhood and nationhood. Now is the time to make justice a reality for all Kenyans.”

In a statement released soon after the impromptu rally in Kibera, Babu said he will defend the Constitution with whatever it takes.

He said he will not bow to Jubilee administration’s intimidation even in the face of tramped up charges that have been leveled against him.

“I stand for the Bill of Rights as enshrined in the Constitution of Kenya 2010. I stand for unfettered Freedom of Speech. I stand for the right of every Kenyan to speak their mind without fear of reprisal from a rogue administration.

“I stand for the right of Kenyans to say what you may not like because that is their inalienable right guaranteed under our supreme law,” he added.

Babu said he had forgiven Inspector of Police David Boinett and the officers he sent to arrest him.

“I forgive them and pray for those who sent them to be freed from the shackles of hatred and intolerance in which they are bound.”

The MP further thanked his supporters for standing by him and for sending him messages of goodwill and encouragement.

He also commended the legal team led by Siaya Senator James Orengo and Otiende Amolo for representing him in the cases.

“These lawyers are capable of rescuing someone from the ICC,” Babu said.

“And I want to tell Uhuru and Ruto this. Jail does not scare me, prison does not scare me, even death does not scare me. I only fear God. Secondly, the other person I fear is Raila Amolo Odinga.”

Orengo said NASA will not relent in its push for the removal of IEBC officials who bungled the August 8 polls.

He said Uhuru and Ruto never fought for the enactment of the current Constitution and that is why they are so quick to amend it.

“If they change election laws, there will be no elections. I want to tell Uhuru Kenyatta, we fought with his father (Mzee Jomo) Kenyatta, we fought with (retired presidents) Moi and Kibaki, so Uhuru is just a battered bread,” Orengo said.

“If they want to hold elections (with the IEBC as currently constituted), let them hold it alone and we will hold our own as well. If they announce a president, we also announce ours,” Orengo said.

Orengo further told the president and the DP to respect the Supreme Court and Chief Justice David Maraga if their calls for the respect of independent institutions are genuine.

He called on NASA supporters to turn out in numbers on Monday in a show of might against an autocratic Jubilee regime.



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