On Saturday Embakasi East MP Paul Ongili Owino popularly known as Babu Owino left Kenya for South Africa where he’s attending a two day working trip in Johannesburg.
Well before his departure the Raila Odinga diehard had a message of apologies to the Deputy President William Ruto ahead of his (Ruto) planned visit to his Embakasi East Constituency.
“I am aware that the Deputy President of the Republic is scheduled to attend Sunday Service in Mihango Ward in Embakasi East. I take this opportunity to offer my apologies – my trip was planned almost a month ago and I regret that I will not be able to attend tomorrow’s function.
Nonetheless, I warmly welcome Hon William Ruto to Embakasi East in the spirit of building bridges as he worships with our constituents. As Member of Parliament, I urge residents to extend him all the courtesies due to the high office he occupies.” Babu posted on his Facebook account.
The Deputy President on Sunday attended a church service at the Presbyterian Church of East Africa (PCEA) St Luke Sanctuary Mihango, Utawala, Embakasi Constituency.
In April, Babu Owino asked Ruto “to grow up” and respect Luos accusing him of running out of ideas following his remarks on Raila Odinga supporters.
Babu Owino’s ‘absent with apologies’ remarks thrilled Kenyans with some congratulating the youthful first time MP for having grown up in politics.
Sue Shiro wrote: “This is very wise of you young man…Of late, you have truly proved to be maturing politically.. Safe travels honourable.. Hopefully you come back on time we be in solidarity with Jaguar.”
Levi Albert wrote: “You’re now growing up,time is an important factor of maturity! wishing you an escalated growth in SA”
Rodgers Koech commented: “Being a kalenjin man, For the first time I salute you infact I must recognise you as mweshimiwa i wish you safe journey”
In many instances, Babu Owino has hit back at the Deputy President. At one time he claimed that Ruto was “investing too much in heaven” and recently he mocked his death threat allegations.
However, in the spirit of uniting Kenyans through handshake, Babu Owino warmly welcomed Ruto to his constituency asking him to ‘feel at home’.