The National Assembly was treated to some drama during the swearing in of Embakasi MP Babu Owino on Thursday after he added his own verbiage into the oath being administered.
Owino was forced to retake the oath after he added the name of the National Super Alliance (NASA) leader Raila Odinga and the party’s slogan of Tibim which is largely associated with him and used by the party in the run up to this year’s general elections.
“I, Babu Owino, having been elected MP, do swear in the name of almighty God that I would bear true faith and allegiance to the people of the Republic of Kenya and Raila Odinga…that I will obey, respect uphold … so help me God,” he said.
The National Assembly Clerk, who was the presiding officer over the swearing-in ordered him to re-take the oath but this time around, he added the word “Tibim”.
“I will obey, respect and uphold so help me God. Thank you. Tibim,” he said.
In the 2008, the then Budalang’i MP Ababu Namwamba swore in Raila’s name instead of then President Mwai Kibaki’s as he took oath. This was after the disputed 2007 general elections.
He was mainly implying that Raila is not a Kenyan any more. He will be heading to Migingo after the supreme court upholds his election loss