Veteran Hip Hop star Julisu Owino popularly known as Maji Maji of the famous Gidi Gidi Maji Maji duo has set his political footprint in Nairobi’s Embakasi area rubbing shoulders with political bigwigs and incumbents.
Maji is hinted to be Eying Embakasi East constituency seat a move that is giving current member of Parliament Babu Owino sleepless nights.
Due to his youthful statue and successful music career he boasts of a huge youth following ,Making Embakasi East seat the most watched constituency in 2022 race.
There has been a heated debate over the future of Babu in Embakasi politics, immediately he announced his candidature for gubernatorial post Nairobi City county come 2022.
‘’Tunataka Babu atuambie msimamo wake juu sisi kama watu wa Emba tumejua anaenda kwa kiti ya ugavana vile alisema hii ubunge tupee Maji Nyalhodia [We want Babu to to tell us his stand because we know is going for governor let us give Maji this seat] .’’ Said Embakasi resident.
In one of the Embakasi East political groups where Babu is a member, his future has become a topic and when Maji declared interest in the same group it sparked mix reactions.
Here are some of the conversations we sampled for you.
‘’Babu Owino Asimame u governor aonane na Sonko .Maji Maji ndio mbunge..Come 2022 its high time that we market Maji maji for 2022..Given that Babu Owino doesn’t want the seat after 2022’’
‘’Your Sentiments shows that Babu Owino is not going for the higher office ,second , that Maji maji is a threat because as i know you Iniesta ,you don’t respond to the weak ’’
But according to Maji he will make it clear when time comes and for now he is busy developing Embakasi at the grassroots.
The once popular singer credited as a pioneer hip hop artiste currently runs Maji Maji Trust an organization that sponsors students in the area as well as championing youths projects.
Maji is the official patron of Wajiji FC a football club that has taken shape in nurturing young talents in the area.
Wajiji is currently competing in the second tier and even won Babu Owino Super Cup November last year.
As they say in politics ‘’Only time will tell’’