Mariga not a good choice for Jubilee, says Gedi

Wajir Woman MP Fatuma Gedi has challenged Jubilee’s decision to crown former Harambee Stars player McDonald Mariga as their flag bearer for the Kibra by-election.

Mariga was vetted by National Elections Board at the party’s headquarters on September 2.

“The Jubilee nominations were not democratic at all. We wanted a free and fair process. They should have allowed people to vote. ODM was more democratic,”Gedi said in an interview with JKL on Wednesday night.

Gedi said Mariga had not done any projects in Kibra adding that he earned sh 24 million a month when he was a footballer.

“I was surprised when he was asked what he will do for Kibra residents then he said he wants to give back to the community. He earned sh 6 million per week yet he has no single project in Kibra,”she posed.

She said Mariga cannot be a role model as he is known for betting adding that she cannot support him.

“On Mariga, my conscience cannot allow me to support him. When you put on the TV, all you see is the candidate promoting betting, which is not good for kids,” Gedi said.

Gedi said Kibra parliamentary seat competition is about ODM’S candidate Imran Okoth and Ford Kenya’s candidate Khamisi Butichi.

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