Embakasi East Member of Parliament Babu Owino has assured his Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party leader Raila Odinga that he has all the support from Kenyans.
He said Raila Odinga that he has the numbers and since he shook hands with President Uhuru Kenyatta he also has the state behind him as well and hence Deputy President William Ruto cannot compete with him.
“Therefore, Baba (Raila), I want to tell you, that you are with Kenyans and you have the numbers and since we shook hands with His Excellency Uhuru, you also have the state. So, Ruto is nothing,” he said.
The controversial lawmaker also dismissed DP William Ruto’s hustler movement stating that he is the biggest dynasty having to serve in the government longer than any other politician.
Babu Owino’s remarks come a few days after President Uhuru Kenyatta suggested that it was time for other communities to lead the government having been led by only two communities (Kikuyu and Kalenjin) since its independence.
A number of leaders mainly those allied to DP Ruto called him out stating that he was wrong for pulling a tribe card out just ahead of the 2022 general elections.
However, a few politicians supported his suggestion with Raila stating that the rotational presidency would be good for the country but the topic is still new to Kenyans.
A few days ago, the former Student Organization of Nairobi University (SONU) leader endorsed Raila Odinga for presidency asserting that there is no better man or woman to lead the country than the former Prime Minister after Uhuru Kenyatta’s second and last term comes to an end in 2022.
He argued that Raila Odinga’s political maturity knows no equal not just in the country but across the continent.
He went on to maintain that Raila who has lost a record four presidential elections has been fighting for the common man for a long time and this makes him be respected as a balanced and just leader.
Last year, Babu Owino made it clear that he supports Raila Odinga will everything he has.
He explained that the ODM leader takes him as his own son and he gives him fatherly advice from time to time.
He also stressed out that he would never support DP Ruto as he is a pretender. He added that Raila was more of a hustler than Ruto given the things he has done for the country.