– Angry youths in Kisii town held demonstrations condemning Embakasi East MP Babu Owino over his remarks against Interior CS Fred Matiangi
– Babu is alleged to have referred to Matiang'i as “marehemu Matiang'i” and “mkebe ya blueband”
– The youths threatened to disrupt a National Super Alliance (NASA) rally scheduled take place at Gusii Stadium on Sunday, February 18, if Babu fails to apologise
Embittered youth on Tuesday, February 13 held protests in Kisii town condemning remarks by Embakasi East Member of Parliament, Babu Owino against Interior Cabinet Secretary, Fred Matiangi.
TUKO.co.ke understands the youth have threatened to disrupt a National Super Alliance (NASA) rally scheduled take place at Gusii Stadium on Sunday, February 18 should Babu fail to apologise.
"He (Owino) must respect our son. The entire nation knows how and why President Uhuru Kenyatta assigned Matiangi the interior docket,” a middle-aged man stated
The controversial legislator was alleged to have made defamatory remarks towards the Cabinet Secretary referring to him as "Marehemu Matiangi" (The late) and "Mkebe ya Blueband" (Blueband tin).
Babu made the remarks while attending the first rally by National Super Alliance Coalition (NASA) after the controversial swearing-in of Raila Odinga at Baba Dogo grounds.
He made the remarks following the arrest of Ruaraka MP TJ Kajwang, and outlawed National Resistance Movement (NRM ) self styled general, Miguna Miguna.
In defense the Embakasi East MP claimed to have been referring to a friend of his who once died and resurrected therefore was nicknamed "Marehemu"
"I was not referring to Fred Matiang'i of jubilee when I said 'marehemu Matiang'i'. I was talking about a friend of mine called Josephat Matiang’i from Etago, South Mugirango whose nickname is marehemu after he died and resurrected after a day." read a Facebook post by Babu.
An earlier report by TUKO.co.ke indicated that Babu was going to spent the night withing Parliament Buildings for fear of being arrested.
He feared he would be arrested in connection to his utterances during the Opposition rally in Baba Dogo.
In his defence, Babu said during a press briefing at Parliament buildings that he only wanted to excite the crowd and remind Matiang'i that he was not the first one to hold that position.
He told journalists that he would not leave the precincts of Parliaments as he feared police were waiting to pounce on him and throw him to the cells despite having a court order blocking his arrest and being charged.
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