Former police spokesman Charles Owino who is eyeing the Siaya gubernatorial seat over the weekend took a swipe at the Siaya senator Aggrey James Orengo.
While speaking in one of the functions in Ugenya constituency, Mr. Charles Owino criticized James Orengo over his recent sentiments that politics is not a place for retirees. The Siaya senator had wondered why the former police spokesman was interested in being the Siaya governor instead of just retiring in peace.
As a result, Charles Owino made it clear that he did not leave his job since his major focus is to improve the lives of the people which the likes of Orengo have never managed to do despite being in politics since time immemorial.
Mr. Owino further wondered why the Siaya senator spends huge sums of money hiring private helicopters every weekend which costs to the tune of 800,000 Kenya shillings in a single day. According to the former Police spokesman, the minority leader in the senate ought to be using that money to improve the lives of the locals who are suffering.
“Someone cannot be coming here in Ugenya every week in an expensive helicopter. Hiring a helicopter from Nairobi to this place is 800,000 Kenya shillings to and fro. If you spend a night with it, you pay up to one million Kenya shillings. How can someone we have given power to serve us be pursuing young slayqueens with neat suits and expensive alcohols in a private helicopter yet our kids are not going to school?” Posed Mr. Owino.
With regards to education, the Siaya gubernatorial aspirant said that his level of education is way much above that of Mr. Orengo and even challenged him to come forward and prove him wrong.
“Even if you consider the standard of education, mine is higher than that of James Orengo and let him provide evidence that he is more learned than me. So let no one come here and lie to you.” He added.
The Siaya seat seems to be a hotcake with Mr. Charles Owino being the latest to declare his interest in the same. He is likely to face off with former aspirant Mr. Nicholas Odero Gumbo, Senator James Orengo and Ugunja member of parliament Mr. Opiyo Wandayi.
On his side, the incumbent Siaya governor Mr. Cornel Amoth Rasanga last year in a radio show made it clear that he would only throw his weight behind a candidate that has not been plotting his downfall during his two terms in office. Mr. Rasanga expressed his dissatisfaction with certain leaders in Siaya without necessarily mentioning names.