See Mariga’s Campaign Text Message that Kenyans Want him Arrested for

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Former Harambee Stars captain McDonald Mariga during a past press conference. PHOTO/COURTESY

Ex Kenyan skippper McDonald Mariga has found himself on the wrong side of Kenyans on Twitter #KOT after his campaign message went viral.

Those who tweeted have shared the screenshots of a text message from an USSD code account named MARIGA.

Hello (Name of recipient), naomba kukujulisha nitang’ang’ania kiti cha MP wa Kibra katika uchaguzi mdogo ujao. Naomba kura yako. Nakutakia wikendi njema. STOP “456”9″5# (Hello, I’m requesting to let you know that I will be vying for the MP seat dor Kibra in the upcoming by election. I’m requesting for your vote. Wishing you a nice weekend. STOP “456”9″5#),” the text reads.

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But the text did not ogre well with many Kenyans, most of them demanding to know how the Champions League winner with Italian side Inter Milan got their private contacts.

Mariga was chosen by Jubilee Party to contest for the Kibra Constituency by election after the death of former MP Ken Okoth in July.

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Mariga’s decision to vie for the seat has been met with intense criticism from Kenyans who have accused him of failing to emulate his fellow footballers in building hospitals and schools as a way of giving back to the community.

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Players like Liverpool’s Sadio Mane, former Chelsea goal criminal Didier Drogba and former Cameroon striker Samuel Etoo have installed tremendous charites in their respective homes with Mariga’s only initiative being to urge youths to stake bets.

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