Kisumu governor Prof. Anyang’ Nyong’o has resorted to recruiting 2017 political rejects and left overs to scheme his way into reelection in 2022.
Nyong’o whose administration has presided over remarkable make-over and rehabilitation of the lakeside city is facing strong political opposition from allies turned opponents who are out to ensure he loses re-election in next year’s polls.
He is already courting former Muhoroni town council chairman Billy Adero whom he has made a village administrator for the area and former majority leader at the Kisumu county assembly Samuel Ongou whom he made the liaison officer for Muhoroni.
Nyong’o who was elected on an ODM ticket has sought the support of Ongou who fell out with ODM top luminaries because he was allied to the former Kisumu governor Jack Ranguma who was rigged out of the party.The fall-out saw Ongou losing to Habil Nyasuna, the brother to Gladys Wanga (HomaBay county Women Representative) who was elected Nyangoma/Masogo MCA.
Nyong’o also made former Kolwa East MCA John Olum, a liason officer in charge of Kisumu East. Like Ongou, Mr. Olum was also voted out because he was allied to immediate former governor who broke ranks with ODM in the run up to the last general elections.
The governor who has been bragging of transforming Kisumu City on social media has also fished out forgotten members of defunct Kisumu County council like Fredrick Onyango whom he has made a director.
Former civic leader Pamela Omino has also been made a liaison officer in Kisumu West constituency while former Kisumu West constituency aspirant John Awiti has been made the chief executive committee member for education, information communication and technology,replacing Obiero Ogone.
Nyong’o appears shaky and politically weak as 2022 approaches with his formers allies like Kisumu senator Fred Outa ganging with clan cocoons like KKK, mostly politicians from Kano Kajulu and Koru who are out to oust Nyong’o who comes from a smaller clan of Seme.
The governor won his first term after dramatic ODM primaries where Ranguma was treated as a stranger in the ODM party but Nyong’o claimedhis predecessor had no understanding of devoulution and how it was meant to change lives of the people.
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