Babu Owino speaks on claims he’s set aside millions for football club purchase


Embakasi East MP Babu Owino has refuted reports claiming he is planning to acquire a Kenyan football club, Wazito FC, for Ksh11 million.

Speaking on Citizen TV’s Citizen Extra show Monday morning (June 11), the vocal legislator said he would use the money in improving the welfare of his constituents, instead of spending it on buying a football club.

“Purchasing a football club is not my priority now; I want to help my people,” he told Citizen TV news host Waihiga Mwaura.

“I would rather use that money, instead of buying a football club.  I would rather donate a part of that money to the footballers; at least to help them provide for themselves.  I would also prefer using the money in educating my constituents and also help the youth empower themselves,” said Mr Owino.

The firebrand politician also declined to give details about the source of his wealth, saying: “I will never and shall never discuss anything about my wealth. Anyone with a problem about my wealth, the DCI is open and the EACC is open, go to them. My wealth comes from heaven.”

News about Mr Owino’s interest in Wazito FC was first published on a local soft news website on Sunday, June 10.

The website claimed Wazito FC is up for sale; and has been priced between Ksh8 million and Ksh11 million.

The football club lies 16th in the KPL table, with 17 points from 18 outings.

This season was Wazito FC’s first stab at the KPL trophy.


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