It can be argued that ODM Leader Raila Odinga sort help from outsiders to secure ‘the bedroom’ (Kibra) from the flashy intruder but still, Imran did a commendable job sitting Mariga in the reserve bench.
Mariga is a champion league winner, that’s never in doubt but his age and performance that are in doubt always kept him in the bench.
Jose Mourinho spotted this star but always benched him. His age and performance were never at par, Mariga then resorted to house parties in remote spain then wrote his last cheques as gambling maestro.
For whatever reason, Wilkiam Ruto used him for the kibra job, he tried to perform but he was more than doubled. Kibra’s Imran Okoth retained the ‘ODM seat’ by beating Ruto’s MacDonald Mariga, it was 24 636 against 11230, thats a big defeat.
A midfielder should never get a match wrong like this, the problem is when you are lying about your age, you lose struggling to act young. First Mariga did not realize that his godfather, William Ruto has no successful ‘projects’ in Nairobi.
Mariga is a seasoned midfielder who doesn’t study the background of his tactician, he goes for the name. If his dad was indeed against his candidature on top of that he would have studied Ruto and realize that his last ‘Nairobi project’ failed.
Eugene Wamalwa’s chances of becoming a Nairobi governor were dashed before arrival. That is because Ruto doesn’t vote here and Odinga votes here, number one. And number two, Mariga himself doesn’t have a vote.
You embarrass yourself if get into someone’s bedroom without anything to add to your ‘undeveloped’ political status. He is green in politics, he had not even settled as Joy Muthengi’s boyfriend in the Betin ad.
ODM’s Imran Okoth has been breathing the harsh political air in Kibra since birth; he was breathing the late sniper’s breath.
If Kibra needed another general it was quite clear Imran was better placed to fill the boots left by his brother. He worked with his brother and if it was time to replace him, he grabbed the chance like a hungry striker and benched the ‘foreigner’.
Mariga was picked the wrong guy in town, and the wrong guy also picked a wrong candidate. Mariga was always benched, meaning he couldn’t battle long. He is a two, three minute kind of man. Kibra battle was long and hard.
And Mariga got it wrong, not like other soccer stars who have made it from the pitch to the political daises. Brazillian and 1994 Worldcup winner later became the mayor of Rio De Janeiro.
George Weah was a Balond’ior winner. He was a man of the people who was embraced and adored on and off pitch. Not like Mariga, Weah gave back to the society even before turning into his political page.
He plunged into politics in 2005, lost and gave himself all the necessary time for political growth and now he is the President of Liberia.
It can be said that he did it from the hearth. Mariga did nothing.
Weah repeatedly sponsored the Liberian national soccer team, he was even the coach and player at one time.
Mariga was nothing of the sort; he was buying Cadillac and breaking up with his Rwandese girlfriend. He quit soccer for house parties and before dust would settle down, he was still ‘dating’ Joy Muthengi in the gambling promo.
Before he would come to terms with that infatuation, Bill dragged him into politics. Confused, not sure of his vote and age.
After conceding and congratulating the ODM Candidate, Mariga lives to fight another day if anything he escaped with an important ‘away goal’.