A speech delivered by ODM treasurer Timothy Bosire has sent panic across Nyamira as politicians gather momentum in the race to succeed Governor John Nyagarama who retires in 2022.
Speaking at Itibo on Friday, Bosire challenged Governor John Nyagarama to consider seeking counseling from elders and technocrats to help him restore order in his government which has been linked to grand theft and nepotism for the last six years.
Besides, Bosire hailed President Uhuru Kenyatta following his pact with ODM leader Raila Odinga, insisting the move has turned tables in the country's governance, following the new tactics in the fight against graft.
"You cannot be clever in every aspect. You may not be stealing but your boys have defrauded the county government. Try to consult elders and technocrats if you want to retire peacefully. These people have not seen tangible fruits of devolution. Better late than never," he said.
Bosire added: "I had issues with Uhuru and he even locked me in jail. However, he realised where he went wrong and has since changed. He even praises Raila Odinga all the time. I was pleased when he realised the problems we are facing as a country."
Governor John Nyagarama's regime is struggling to assert it's authority with persistent wrangles over the six years. Last week, his deputy Amos Nyaribo accused him of allegedly overseeing illegal recruitment of employees.
During the function, a visibly shaken Nyagarama admitted wrong doing in his government and tasked the former Kitutu Masaba MP to look for the elders and technocrats to help him restore order.
"Just as Bosire said, I am ready to be helped. We are all human beings and we are not perfect. Kindly get the team and let's sit down. We shall discuss how to change things. It's not late."
But a few supporters of Borabu MP Ben Momanyi, who is also in the race to succeed Nyagarama, said they may consider backing Mr Bosire following his speech on Friday which is making rounds in social media.
"To be fair, this man is a Tsunami. I was opting to have Ben Momanyi but I think I will change my mind. He cannot be ignored and after all, he has a track record. It is not going to be easy for Ben," said Amos Omwansa, a Borabu resident.