11 October 2018

Kenya: Babu Owino Trolled for Comparing Himself With Bobi Wine and Malema

Tweeps have shredded into pieces Embakasi East MP Babu Owino's effort to depict himself as being in the same league with young revolutionary leaders in Africa.

This after the controversial first-time legislator on Wednesday said he was in talks with young legislators across Africa in a quest for a better continent.

His tweet specifically mentioned Uganda's Bobi Wine, South Africa's Julius Malema and Zimbabwe's Nelson Chamisa.

On Wednesday Babu had picked up Bobi Wine from , whom he picked up from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in Nairobi, as the Ugandan legislator arrived in the country.

However, on Twitter, many users were quick to tell off Babu Owino for comparing himself with leaders who have made a mark in the struggle for democracy.

Alex Rango wrote, "Sorry to disappoint but you are in talks with men who have made a mark with their hard stands against oppressors, looters & dictators. All you stand for is hooliganism, theatrics, sycophancy & selfish self-gain. ZERO FOCUS."

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Stephen Muli tweeted Malema, "@Julius_S_Malema come and read this comments and disassociate yourself with this think. As a youth he doesn't speak for me. If you have to, you are in better hands with @SakajaJohnson or better @bonifacemwangi. Mama has sent you a sign... . Pls dont ignore it."

Linah asked Babu, "Lol what voice?? You chickened out and joined the oppressors to save your parliamentary seat. Can't be compared to them."

Patrick Nyakoi added, "@Julius_S_Malema is not in your class of sycophancy where everything is okay even if it hurts the people so long as Baba has said it. Even @HEBobiwine stands for something. When he says Museveni is bad, that is it. After months of demonizing @UKenyatta, he suddenly became good."

Moses Owino replied, "ACTIONS speak louder than WORDS, you better stop hearsays & abandon these dynasties of Odingaism and Kenyattaism. U shouldn't dine with dictatorial party like @TheODMparty if u want to match the likes of @HEBobiwine because they simply mean what they stand 4 & always w/c pple."

Allan Sizemore wrote, "@babu owino You will never match the likes of Bobi Wine leave alone to say what you have done to fit his bill. I would wish Bobi meets with sane and radical youths who ain't slaves to their masters."

Ochivara Olunga stated, "Wake up from that dream, because the above mentioned leaders are pro-people and pro-change, always speaking their minds and do not praise and lick dynasties for relevance, and moreover are not power hungry."

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