Dagoretti North Member of Parliament Hon Simba Arati is overconfident he can retain his seat with or without the Luhyia vote.
Speaking while meeting the Kisii and Luo voters in his constituency, hon Arati reiterated that the Kisii and Luo vote combined is enough to sail him through re-election.
Arati was speaking last week at Gatina Primary school, Arati bashed his opponents especially Nominated Senator and majority Chief Whip Beatrice Elachi saying she is wasting her time trying to hunt what she can’t kill.
Arati stated that the number of Kisiis alone overbalances that of Luhyias. He challenged his closest challenger Senator Elachi to dare him with the so called Luhyia voting bloc in Kawangware, saying he’ll floor her by 8am.
“My people, with Luos and Kisiis on my side, I want to assure you I am confident we will triumph even before voting starts. Yaani, that woman looked everywhere and decided it is here she will try her luck? She came here because those few Luhyias living in Kawangware will be enough to propel her to parliament? She must be joking. Lazima ajue mimi ndio Simba ya Dagoretti) She must know I am the lion of Dagoretti. We Kisiis alone, have numbers compared to Luhyias. Add Luos, game short. Someone should tell her there is no Jubilee in Dagoretti North. Let her go and try Dagoretti South because that is where Jubilee people are. I am here to stay” Said Arati.
Arati’s utterances did not go well with the Luhyia community after it was leaked to them. They vowed to teach him a lesson on August 8 so that in future he can respect their community.
Hon Arati is Arati seeking re-election for his seat and goes down in history as the first member of the Abagusii community to be elected Member of Parliament in Nairobi.