Wanyama sends elder brother Mariga message of goodwill ahead of polls ▷ Kenya News
– Mariga is keen to succeed the late Ken Okoth as Kibra MP
– The former footballer is eyeing the vacant seat on a Jubilee Party ticket
– Wanyama has taken time out to send Mariga best wishes hours to the polls
Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Victor Wanyama has sent a message of good luck to his elder brother MacDonald Mariga ahead of Thursday’s Kibra parliamentary by-election.
Mariga will face off with Orange Democratic Movement’s (ODM) Imran Okoth, Amani’s Eliud Owalo and a host of other candidates eyeing to succeed the late Ken Okoth.
And Wanyama appears to be keenly following the political happenings back at home, with the Spurs midfielder taking to social media to drum up support for his brother.
The former Southampton and Celtic midfielder shared a photo of Mariga clad in a Jubilee Party-branded shirt and a cap with his fingers crossed with the caption: “All the best.”
Mariga joined politics after a 13-year glittering career in football that saw him play alongside the best both locally and in Europe.
He first turned pro in 2005 when he joined the Swedish third division side Enkopings SK from the defunct Kenya Pipeline FC, before plying his trade with Parma, Inter Milan, Real Sociedad and Atlanta.
The father of one called it quits in the round-leather game while at the Spanish side Real Oviedo.
Story by Elvince Joshua, TUKO.co.ke correspondent.
Do you have an inspirational story you would like us to publish? Please reach us through email@example.com or WhatsApp: 0732482690 and Tuko news.
One night stand left me HIV Positive-Naomi Ireri | Tuko TV
Subscribe to watch new videos
var FBInitEvent = new Event('fb:init');
document.dispatchEvent ? document.dispatchEvent(FBInitEvent) : console.warn('dispatchEvent is not supported')
window.FB.Event.subscribe('edge.create', function(response) if (window.Site.fbLiked && (window.Site.fbLiked instanceof Function)) window.Site.fbLiked();
(function(d, s, id)
var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s);
if (d.getElementById(id)) return;
js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.async = !0;
js.src = "http://connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js";
(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));