Rarieda lawmaker Otiende Amollo has defended Siaya Senator James Orengo over blames of failing to deliver the Ugenya parliamentary seat to the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party.
The Senator who led the campaigns for ODM's Chris Karan has been on the receiving end from critics and politicians after Karan's loss to former MP David Ochieng in Friday's by-election.
Speaking on NTV's AM Live show on Tuesday morning, Amollo said that Orengo is not to blame, adding that he did his best.
"A lot of people are blaming Orengo and its misplaced blame. He took his time and resources to lead the campaigns and he did well," he said.
He blamed the loss on other politicians who attended the campaigns and used them to make reckless remarks, including Siaya Governor Cornell Rasanga.
Amollo who attended only two of the campaign rallies narrated one instance where the county boss went to an extent of warning the voters of dire consequences if they did not elect Karan.
"I agree that some of the utterances made there might have been inappropriate.
It was wrong for the governor to warn people that he would dismember the voters in terms of resources if they failed to elect a specific person," he added.
Orengo is yet to publicly speak on the issue. The race saw David Ochieng of the Movement for Democracy and Growth (MDG) garner 18,740 votes against Karan's 14,507.