Furious McDonald Mariga claps back at blogger for posting intimidating tweet comparing him to Vincent Kompany

Furious McDonald Mariga claps back at blogger for posting intimidating tweet comparing him to Vincent Kompany

Mark Kinyanjui 10:47 - 02.06.2024

Mariga has been left angered by controversial blogger Francis Gaitho after mocking his decision to get into politics post-retirement while Vincent Kompany is now the Bayern Munich coach.

Former Harambee Stars and Inter Milan midfielder McDonald Mariga has furiously clapped back at Francis Gaitho after he made an intimidating social media post, mocking his decisions post retirement.

Mariga, who became the first Kenyan footballer to play and win the UEFA Champions League in 2010,  joined politics in 2019  to vie for Kibera parliamentary seat after the death of Ken Okoth, to mark the end of his playing career.

Mariga, who happens to be Victor Wanyama’s big brother, also played for the likes of Real Sociedad and  Parma, having launched his professional career in Sweden when he moved abroad back in 2005.

His career in politics has not hit the strides he expected yet. He has tried and failed twice to contest for that seat, first on a Jubilee ticket, and then on a UDA  one.

Gaitho took to his X (formerly Twitter) account to mock Mariga, posting an image of him contesting for the ball with new Bayern Munich manager Vincent Kompany. Kompany was plying his trade for Manchester City at the time.

Gaitho mocked Mariga’s decision to go into politics, describing him as a “goon” for UDA.

Alongside the image, his post captioned, “Vincent Kompany of Belgium and McDonald Mariga of Kenya during a past football match between Manchester City and Inter-Milan.

“Vincent Kompany is now the Bayern Munich manager and Macdonald Mariga a UDA member and goon based in Kibra.”

This rubbed off Mariga the wrong way, triggering him into responding by quote tweeting it in a very brutal way.

“Stop mentioning my name as if I come from your place you h*e,” Mariga tweeted.

“You will get married to other men if you keep mentioning my name, you stray town dog!” 

Mariga has revealed the reason he wanted to become an MP was because he wanted to try and petition for the construction of more standard stadia in the country, as well as to get co-orporates to start helping local clubs get out of financial turmoil.

“What made me get into politics because thinking of running for FKF office was still far away, was because of that. I wanted to file a petition about our stadia, as well as companies,” he told Radio 47 in a past interview.

“I wanted companies and corporations to come and help our local teams, for there to be a policy. We cannot be having teams like AFC Leopards and Gor Mahia lacking sponsors.”

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