Babu Owino on Saturday announced that from now henceforth he will be called Babu Owino Kahuthia. [Facebook]

Embakasi East MP Babu Owino on Saturday announced that from now henceforth he will be called Babu Owino Kahuthia. Through a post on social media, the legislator stated that this was a result of fruitful talks between members of the Agikuyu community and their counterparts from Nyanza at Kang’o Ka Jaramogi in Bondo.

Babu called for peace between the two communities and called for unity for the country to move forward. “Attending the intercultural handshake between the Luos and the Agikuyu community at Kang’o ka Jaramogi in Bondo. 2000 Kikuyus from Central Kenya attended.

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“No more fights between the two communities. My Kikuyu name from today is Kahuthia. BABU OWINO KAHUTHIA,” he wrote. This comes on the same day President Uhuru Kenyatta led the nation in an interfaith National Prayer Service at State House. While giving his vote of thanks, the Head of State thanked all the religious leaders and other government officials who had spared time to grace the occasion but it was his last statement that left an indelible mark on the hearts of many.

The President boldly asked for forgiveness from anyone he had wronged before taking a deep breath and declaring he had forgiven all those who had offended him. “Kama kuna mtu mimi nimefanyia makosa, naomba msamaha. Kama kuna mmoja wenu ambaye amenikosea, mimi nimemsamehe. Hiyo ndio njia pekee ya kusonga na kuendelea mbele…” he said.

In recent weeks, trouble has been brewing in Jubilee Party and rifts between the President’s camp and DP William Ruto’s allies have been laid bare for all to see. Ruto’s diehards have accused the Head of State and his team of locking out the DP in important issues, leading to Ruto’s no show during the National Covid-19 Conference a week ago.