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How Awiti's win messed up Orengo

Curtis Otieno
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Siaya Senator James Orengo. [Source/James Orengo/ Twitter]

Homa Bay Governor Cyprian Awiti's Thursday Supreme Court win is partly attributed to the unwavering efforts of Siaya Senator James Orengo.

The senior counsel teamed up with Rarieda lawmaker Otiende Amollo and renowned lawyer Tom Ojienda to push the court into upholding Awiti's August 8, 2017 reelection.

And though Orengo might have reaped big in legal fees, his involvement might cost his political dream going forward.

The latter is considered one of the top Luo Nyanza leaders and a possible heir to the Nyanza kingpin seat.

However, considering that his move hurt a good number of Homa Bay voters allied to Oyugi Magwanga, the petitioner, they might retaliate by denying him the privilege to lead them when his time comes.

Consequently, unlike opposition leader Raila Odinga who enjoys absolute support from Homa Bay and the remaining 3 counties, he might face some opposition.

Also, the move comes as a blow to the lawmaker who has over time earned Raila's Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) trust and has been entrusted by the role of leading the party's campaigns during elections and by-elections.

He is now likely to face hostility and heckling when he visits regions of Homa Bay allied to Magwanga, most likely in the approaching 2022 general elections as many believe the turn of events was unfair to Homa Bay residents.

Let it not be forgotten that Magwanga garnered over 180, 000 votes in the election, meaning that he has a good number of backing in the region.


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