How quickly things change, especially in Kenya’s political landscape.
Just six months after insulting President Kenyatta, embattled Paul Ongili alias Babu Owino has been forced to eat humble as he stares at an uncertain political future. The controversial Opposition politician has turned to Uhuru Kenyatta to intervene following the nullification of his Embakasi East win last August.
While speaking in Parliament, Babu Owino stated the dialogue between Uhuru and Opposition leader Raila Odinga must continue for him to be saved.
He pleaded with President Kenyatta to “release him from the furnace” now that the opposition and the government are reading from the same script.
Quoting the Biblical story of Shadrack, Meshach and Abednego, Babu said he has already “burned” from the fire he was put in by the President.
“In the Bible, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego were put in a furnace to burn to death for failing to obey the king but came out of the furnace stronger,” he noted.
“I would like to tell the President that he has put Babu Owino in fire and that he has burned and he is strong. I do not want to be stronger than this. Let him remove me from the fire.”
This ofcourse was in reference to his previous claims that the President and DP William Ruto had a hand in the nullification of his win by the High Court.
“The whole nation knows that this is a war of the President and DP versus Babu. It is sad that the government is controlling the Judiciary,” he said.
“No one can destroy me. If either Uhuru or Ruto decides to vie against me in Embakasi East, I will beat them seriously.”
Watch Babu Owino’s remarks in parliament below.