James Odera Ndonj has been the talk in East Ugenya villages since he declared interest to vie for East Ugenya member of county assembly.
His entry has seen incumbent Fred Omoro threaten to defect from ODM claiming Odera has undue advantage over him due to his close association with the ODM party leader.
Odera has been accompanying the former prime minister in his mount Kenya visit with sources indicating that he is one of the few luo Nyanza leaders trusted by Raila.
Odera who has set his five point agenda believes he is the best suited to become the third East Ugenya MCA. His brother Eric Oduya Ndonj was the 1st MCA of East Ugenya. His other brother Hon. Joseph Ouma Ndonj is the Umoja 2 ward Member of County Assembly in Nairobi.
According to James, his main agenda revolve around quality health care, modern agriculture, youth and women empowerment, access to clean water and quality education.
Odera has been repairing boreholes and awarding bursaries to vulnerable children from East Ugenya which comprises of Anyiko, Sihayi Ramunde, Kathieno A, B, and C Sub–Locations of Siaya County. The Ward has a population of 30,258 with more than 15,000 registered voters.
He has been very instrumental in encouraging the Ugenya youth to register as voters in the ongoing enhanced continuous voter registration programme by the IEBC.
Mr. Ndonj with ODM Leader Raila Odinga