ODM leader Raila Odinga’s wife Ida has joined the growing list of notable personalities who have openly criticised McDonald Mariga for quitting his respectable football career to join dirty Kenyan politics.
Ida Odinga took a jibe at Mariga while addressing visitors during the official opening ceremony of an educational block at Wandiege Primary School in Kisumu.
Mama Ida stated that Mariga’s idea of joining politics was a bad idea as it had spoilt his legacy. She further went ahead to advise Mariga to emulate Dennis Oliech who will forever be remembered for his magical prowess in the football world.
“Have you heard of the name Dennis Oliech? What has he excelled in? Football isn’t it? Think of Mariga, I can not use that as a good example because when he changed profession you see how he failed. If he would have stuck to football he would do much better,” said Mama Ida Odinga.
About two days ago, IEBC disqualified Mariga from the Kibra parliamentary race on grounds that he was not a registered voter. However, the footballer on Wednesday challenged the decision by the electoral body by filing a complaint with the commission’s disputes resolution committee.