By Michael Okoth
I may not be a great fan of Gem MP Jakoyo Midiwo but there’s no any single MP in Luo-land who can be as forthright and as blunt as the Gem MP.He’s one politician who despite all the potential attendant risks his outbursts may land him in,will always take a position and faithfully stick to it.
Nominated MP Dr.Oburu Odinga has severally threatened Jakoyo to go slow on the massive theft in the Siaya County Government lest he be denied the ODM certificate to defend his Gem seat but Jakoyo has completely refused to be intimidated,and has instead been taking the Siaya bulls by their horns.
Jakoyo is now demanding that Funyula MP Dr.Paul Otuoma be given the ODM certificate for Busia governorship since it’s clear he was the rightful winner,and outgoing governor Sospeter Ojamoon’g who unsuccessfully attempted to rig himself in be disqualified.He says the cartels in the party must not be allowed any room to continue destroying the party.I agree with him entirely.
Jakoyo further claims that the outgoing Siaya Governor Cornel Rasanga Amoth on Monday paid President Uhuru Kenyatta a distress visit at State House to plead with Uhuru to intervene in a case where the EACC has frozen two Bank Accounts associated with Rasanga,and into which countless millions of Siaya County’s stolen public funds that Rasanga was using to fund his fateful political campaigns,were being kept.This was after the new EACC officers,unlike the previous ones who accepted a 10million Kshs. bribe from him to kill a previous corruption investigation,stubbornly refused to budge despite Rasanga’s desperate pleas and futile attempts to oil some palms at the Integrity Center. Given Jakoyo’s deep connections with top Jubilee operatives, I have no reason whatsoever to doubt this narrative.
And yes I fully support Jakoyo in his passionate efforts to see their failed 2013 project Cornel Rasanga Amoth go home,and home the man will go!!!!!