Unease in Rasanga camp as Orengo joins race

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties Nyanza -

Si­aya Se­na­tor James Orengo’s (pic­tured) en­try into the gov­er­nor race has caused panic in in­cum­bent Cor­nel Rasanga’s cam­paign team. They will have to come up with a strat­egy to counter the witty and sea­soned politi­cian. Those who spoke to the Star said they fear Orengo’s mas­tery of po­lit­i­cal strat­egy and ora­tory skills.

Rasanga’s cam­paign team is led by po­lit­i­cal ad­viser Oloo Okanda, the former Alego- Usonga ODM chair­man. Okanda said Orengo an­nounces his bid at the eleventh hour, catch­ing his ri­vals off guard, and goes on to win. This was in ref­er­ence to the 2013 gen­eral elec­tion where Orengo said he would de­fend his Ugenya seat only to am­bush nom­i­nated MP Oburu Oginga by an­nounc­ing he would run for se­na­tor. This left Oburu with no op­tion but to run for the ODM gov­er­nor ticket against Wil­liam Oduol. Both were dis­qual­i­fied.

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