Political analyst Ambrose Weda now says that he would have been an elected representative by now were it not for his long-term support for President Uhuru Kenyatta.
The lawyer who hails from Seme in Kisumu County on Wednesday said that he remains a commoner because of his support for Uhuru, at a time when he was hard sell in the area.
He said that otherwise, he would have been elected by now, narrating how he stood with Uhuru from 2002, a time when the region was rallied behind retired President Mwai Kibaki through ODM boss Raila Odinga.
"I would have been elected by now, its only that I left my community to work with the president. I have been with him since the 2002 elections," said Weda.
The commentator who doubles up as a advocate of the High Court, was speaking on KBC English Service's The Big Conversation.
Weda was recently appointed as a member of the taskforce investigating Supreme Court Judge Jackton Ojwang by the President.
He said that though he vowed to back Uhuru until he finishes his term in 2022, he will not cease to criticize him and his leadership when need be.
"I declared that I will support Uhuru to the end of his term. However, I will criticize him if he goes wrong. I will correct him from within," he added.