Pop­u­lar speaker Okode touted to be Orengo’s suc­ces­sor for Si­aya Sen­a­tor

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties | Nyanza -

Si­aya county as­sem­bly speaker Ge­orge Okode has been touted as the best can­di­date for sen­a­tor as James Orengo goes for the gov­er­nor race.

Okode stands a chance for the po­si­tion if he de­cides to vie. He will only face nom­i­nated MCA Margaret Okotch, who has de­clared her in­ter­est.

Cur­rently, only one per­son has pub­li­cally an­nounced their in­ter­est in the Si­aya Se­nate seat. Oburu Oginga will run for the Bondo par­lia­men­tary seat.

Crit­ics say Okode is the best to re­place Orengo, owing to the vast ex­pe­ri­ence in his over­sight role as speaker.

Okode en­joys a good re­la­tion­ship with Si­aya politi­cians and may win if he de­cides to run. Dur­ing the Si­aya by-elec­tion pe­riod when the High Court in Kisumu nul­li­fied Gov­er­nor Cor­nell Rasanga’s vic­tory, Okode acted as gov­er­nor for more than three months.

LAMECK BARAZA

Si­aya speaker Ge­orge Okode on Usigu Beach on Satur­day/

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