The Deputy President William Ruto was the main driving force behind Mariga being fielded as Jubilee candidate in Kibra. However, they did not know that the ex footballer had fraudulently acquired a new National ID to show he has a younger age, during his days as a footballer.
After his invalidation as the Jubilee’s candidate in Kibra, investigating authorities are now trying to establish how Mariga got his National ID , which is not authentic.
Unlike the past week when he was unveiled as the Jubilee candidate, flanked by a troupe of Jubilee leaders, including former Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale and Langata MP Nixon Korir, the former footballer has been abandoned even before the dust settled on his IEBC disqualification.
— Ghetto Radio (@GhettoRadio895) September 11, 2019
After Mariga, the Kibra MP-in-waiting, received the @JubileePartyK certificate, we snaked through the Constituency and are now at IEBC being cleared. We are grateful to the residents for this wonderful reception.. pic.twitter.com/L7paLcitwi
— Dr Boni Khalwale, CBS (@KBonimtetezi) September 10, 2019
I would love to see a televised debate between Mariga and Prezzo (and the others). This would be a case of "Who's Dumber Now?" pic.twitter.com/96it0tFgu5
— Yuri (@ArcherMishale) September 10, 2019
Already a source familiar with the workings of the DCI has confirmed top detectives have been assigned to the case to try unearth the registration syndicate in which Kenyan sportsmen and women alter their age to look younger so that they can take part in the competitions abroad.
This, the source says has led to deny many young talented youth to exploit their abilities and gifts. Mariga’s current national ID shows he is born in 1985 yet his real date of birth is 1981.
DCI is probing Mariga's over fraud.
While Mariga indicates that he was born in 1987, his ID serials belongs to people born in 90s. His greed may expose his brother @VictorWanyama.There are claims his injuries take long to recover because of his "hidden" age#RutoDoubleSpeak
— MuthuiMkenya 🇰🇪 (@MuthuiMkenya) September 12, 2019
@KBonimtetezi Mariga was born in 1981In 1987,he was born again
He has never registered as a voter anywhere in the world,He has never voted for anyone!He has never helped anywhere in sports,not even built a school/dispensary,he has never set a foot in Kibera before the by-election pic.twitter.com/72FKCHIoFg
— Muchiti Bahati Denis (@BahatiDenis) September 12, 2019
Ruto’s allies in the Jubilee Party are now saying the investigations on Mariga is to humiliate him so that he takes a bow out of politics. They say, this is part of the persistent witch hunt by the state on people deemed to be close to DP William Ruto as the country heads to 2022.
The group has already single out Interior PS Karanja Kibicho as the main face behind the constant intimidation of Tanga Tanga leaders.
With this probe hanging on his head it was expected Jubilee leaders, especially William Ruto who pushed him into the political arena would stand by him. However, it turns out he was just a collateral in the larger political war.