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 Babu explained that Raila's loss at times gives him sleepless nights.

Embakasi East MP Paul Ongili better known as Babu Owino says he would have served as a Cabinet Secretary if ODM leader Raila Odinga won the presidency.

In an interview with NTV in a feature dubbed Why Raila Lost, Babu explained that Raila's loss at times gives him sleepless nights.

He said he had assured a Cabinet slot either at the Education ministry or the powerful interior.

"Sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night and ask myself what really happened. I knew I would not be sitting in this office had Raila won. I would be serving Kenyans as a Cabinet Secretary for education or interior. But look at me now," Babu told NTV.

Embakasi East MP Babu Owino. PHOTO | FILE

The documentary gave a blow-by-blow account of close allies on why they feel the ODM leader failed to win the top seat in his fifth attempt.

According to Babu Owino, the Azimio team lost once the BBI was declared a nullity.

"We lost the election after we lost BBI. All these others were just additional information of how and why Azimio lost," he said on Sunday.

In March, the Supreme Court declared BBI illegal, stopping retired president Uhuru Kenyatta's bid to make sweeping constitutional changes through the document.

Babu Owino said BBI was a good document but designed to fail from the onset owing to the legal blunders.

Ruto, the then deputy president, was an ardent critic of the BBI.

Ruto said changing the constitution is not a priority given that Kenyans are struggling with the cost of living.