Babu Owino will be the Governor of Nairobi County in 2022, the Embakasi East legislator has declared.
Speaking on Citizen TV’s Citizen Extra show Monday, Babu officially threw his hat in the ring for the Nairobi gubernatorial seat in the 2022 elections. He exuded confidence that he would succeed the underfire Governor Mike Sonko.
“I will not just vie for the gubernatorial position; I will be the governor of Nairobi County after the 2022 elections,” said Babu.
The former student leader also declared his interest in running the country in the future.
“I am the only hope for the residents of Nairobi and in future I will also lead Kenya as its president.”
In a radio interview at Hot 96 on the same day, Babu said he will battle for the presidency in 2027.
He also urged Nairobians to give Governor Sonko time to deliver on his promises saying judgement should be passed at the end of his five-year term.
On comparisons drawn between him and the Governor in terms of flare and controversy in politics, Babu pointed out their differences. He said, “I am different because I am well organized and a serious intellectual. With my intellect, I will organize the city of Nairobi and rid it of its common challenges such as lack of enough water, poor roads, and poor waste disposal systems.”
Talking up his credentials, Babu Owino said that ever since he took office he has brought about change in Embakasi East Constituency.
“I have facilitated the tarmacking and repair of 8 roads in Embakasi East; working with the MCA I have contributed Ksh. 1 million to provide a temporary murram solution for a road in Utawala ward and I have also handed out Ksh. 25 million worth of bursaries to students of Embakasi that will facilitate their education,” he said.
“I also take responsibility for the title deeds issued recently by the president. It was only because I put the CS and PS to the task that the project was successful.”
His remarks come days after his election was upheld by the Court of Appeal.