Former TNA Secretary General under fire

By Nthigah Nyagah

The immediate former Secretary General for the disbanded TNA Party, Onyango Oloo has come under heavy criticism from Jubilee affiliated political leaders in Embu.

The Runyenjes MP, Cecily Mbarire said Oloo is introducing petty politics and side shows, so as to qualify his defection to ODM, including dragging the name of President Uhuru Kenyatta into his tirades.

Mbarire described Oloo’s threats of revealing alleged secrets of Jubilee’s victory and so called stolen votes during the 2013 elections as ‘empty rhetoric of one clamouring for political space,’ in the new alignment that he has chosen to follow.

“It is the height of hypocrisy for one who has vigorously defended the party of his choice for four years to now abandon it for pure political expediency,” she said.

The MP who addressed a press conference on Thursday  to react to Oloo’s admonition to the Jubilee party during his  Wednesday’s defection function in Kisumu, advised the former TNA Party official to go slow.

“He knows too well that he still stands a chance of being accommodated by the same Jubilee Party that he is now castigating after the August 8 general elections,” she added.

“I know Oloo as a gentleman who articulated so well the policies of TNA with excellent results during his term of office,” she noted, adding that he should demonstrate the same political acumen in his newly found party of choice instead of galvanizing for space through propaganda that cannot stand the test of time.

On the on- going registration of voters in Embu County, the vocal MP who has since declared interest for the Embu governor’s seat expressed concern at the slow pace of voter listing experienced over the last three days.

She regretted that only a third of eligible voters were so far trooping to registration centres, cautioning that a last minute rush will be catastrophic.

“The BVR kits have a capacity of registering only 100 persons per day, translating to a hopeless situation if everybody shows up at the last minute,” she noted.

Mbarire said only 3500 people which is only a 10 per cent of the set target of 250,000 were registering in the entire County per day. However, the MP was upbeat that following a meeting with chiefs and other stakeholders, the exercise was likely to gather momentum.



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