Editor's Review

We are planning things with Joho, and we will tell the people in the coming days." 

Embakasi East Member of Parliament Babu Owino has hinted at a possible alliance with former Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho and Wiper Party leader Kalonzo Musyoka ahead of the 2027 general election. 

Speaking on Thursday, March 7 during an interview with Radio 47, Babu said they would bring in other leaders including Nairobi Senator Edwin Sifuna, and Narok Senator Ledama Olekina to achieve a national outlook.

"We are planning things with Joho, and we will tell the people in the coming days. We are organizing ourselves, and we will propose that I sit at the table with Kalonzo, Joho, and other leaders like Edwin Sifuna, and Ledama Olekina, to have a national outlook.

"We will work that way and whoever doesn't want to hear Babu's words, Babu won't want to hear their words,” Babu revealed.

The ODM MP went on to say if Azimio leader Raila Odinga quits politics he will force himself as a principal in the opposition coalition.

File image of Babu Owino.

“I am the most popular MP in the whole country. Why will these other leaders sit at the table negotiating for us while I'm on the menu to be eaten? We will break that table,” Babu added.

His remarks came before Joho announced he would vie for President in the 2027 election if Raila will not be in politics.

Speaking during an ODM Party recruitment drive in Wajir, Joho said he would not vie if Raila shows interest in running for the seat.

"The government coming in the year 2027 is an ODM government, and there are two possibilities – either Raila Amolo Odinga or Hassan Ali Joho. I can leave without asking questions if it's Raila Odinga, but with the others like Oparanya, we will confront them at home, and later we will decide,” said Joho.