Embakasi East MP Babu Owino says he is not ready for a physical fight with his Starehe counterpart Charles Kanyi Jaguar.
Taking to social media after MP Jaguar said he was ready to beat him up, Owino said he cannot waste his energy fighting as his focus is on serving his constituents.
“Ati commander wa Starehe alisema nini?Mimi nguvu yangu nitaitumia kwa kupigania walionichagua,vijana wenzangu na wanyonge katika jamii....Vita nitakayopigana ni ya maendeleo pekee,” said Owino in a Facebook post.
On Sunday, MP Jaguar said he was ready to teach Babu Owino a lesson for allegedly insulting Deputy President William Ruto.
Jaguar, who spoke in Kayole, asked DP Ruto to give him permission to beat up Owino on his behalf.
"Your Excellency there is a young boy called Babu Owino who insulted you recently. I am asking your permission to let me beat up that boy again and embarrass him, your Excellency," said Jaguar.
In October 2017, the two youthful MPs exchanged blows at Parliament buildings. The fight began after Owino said he would not recognize President Kenyatta as a legitimately elected leader.
The two were later ordered by National Assembly’s Committee of Power and Privileges to apologize for fighting in parliament.
“What happened was very unfortunate. I forgive Babu Owino. I also ask him to forgive me. However, I insist that Babu Owino must respect the president. Should he fail to respect the Head of State – again –, I will deal with him,” said Jaguar at the time.