Africa's arguably most popular revolutionary youthful leader Julius Malema will visit Kenya within this year, Embakasi East MP Paul Ongili alias Babu Owino has revealed.
Malema, who headed powerful African National Congress Youth Wing before falling out with former President Jacob Zuma, is currently the party leader of Economic Freedom Fighters in South Africa.
Last year, Malema hit out at Kenya, terming the country 'not independent of America', adding that the aspect can be solved nonetheless. He's known for leftist approach of politics.
“Kenya, of course, is a something different, I don’t think there is a total independence there… America has is got a huge interest in that arrangement of Kenya.
“But everywhere else in the continent we need to start doing away with those things.” said Malema.
On his Facebook page, Mr Owino, who did not reveal the exact date of visit, lauded the contributions by Malema, Bobi Wine of Uganda and Nelson Chamisa of Zimbabwe, towards pushing for democratisation of the society.
Last year, Owino hosted Mr Wine, a musician cum politician and a regular critic of President Yoweri Museveni in Nairobi. The youthful leaders identify themselves with a Red Beret, a sign of blood in revolution.
"The Leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters of South Africa Honorable Julius Malema, my comrade in the Youth For Africa Movement today sent me a precious gift. It is precious because of what it symbolizes. He sent me a red beret from the EFF.
"I humbly receive this symbolic token ahead of Hon Malema’s visit to Kenya later in the year as we continue to agitate for youth inclusion in the governance of the continent. I renew my commitment to always speak out in the face of corruption, bad governance and injustice," Babu noted.
On Sunday, Malema's Economic Freedom Fighters party will be tussling with ruling ANC in this year's elections. Currently, it has only 25 MPs although it's barely seven years old in South Africa politics.