Kisii woman rep position attracts five
Otara’s opponents have accused her of failing to give out the Affirmative cash
The Kisii woman representative race is gaining momentum after five hopefuls declared their interest to unseat Mary Otara.
The aspirants include a 2013 general election loser, Brigid Ombati, who came second. She garnered 64,000 votes.
In 2013, Otara got 115,000 votes. Others who have declared their interest in the race are Vicky Onderi, Evelyn Ogendo, nominated MCA Isabella Mose and Judy Miruka.
Otara’s opponents have been accusing her of failing to distribute money from the Affirmative Action Social Development Fund to benefit women and the youth.
Speaking on Sunday at the burial of Bomachoge Borabu MP Joel Onyancha’s brother Charles, Ombati said Otara will face an uphill task in her reelection bid.
“I want to challenge the woman representative to explain how she has spent money from the Affirmative Fund to benefit women,” she said.
It is unclear which party ticket Ombati will use next year. In 2013, she vied on the PDP ticket.
Otara dismissed Ombati’s claims, saying she has been presenting cheques to various women’s groups to help them to grow their businesses.
Kisumu county commissioner Mohamed Maalim joins Muslims at Highway Primary School for prayers to mark the Eid al-Adha celebrations yesterday