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Sunday, 29 March 2015

Ongwae blasts Nyamweya over Sh50m house claim

Kisii governor James Ongwae has lashed out at South Mugirango MP Manson Nyamweya for misleading the public that Ongwae has bought a private residential house worth Sh50million.
Ongwae dismissed Nyamweya’s claims as cheap political propaganda meant to mudsling the governor’s name and leadership career.
Speaking at Nduru Boys High School, Ongwae told Nyamweya to his face to stop making alarming and cheap statements against him in public without substantial evidence, saying such political statements were meant to mislead and incite the public against Ongwae and his leadership.
“It should go on record that allegations made by Manson Nyamweya at Tabaka market that I have bought a residential house worthy Sh50m are false and only aimed at tarnishing my name. I am currently staying at a rental house belonging to lawyer Fred Orora and that house does not belong to me,” clarified Ongwae.
He said he welcomed anybody aspiring to challenge him for the governor’s seat in 2017, but warned all his competitors to go slow since he was still in office exercising his mandate entrusted to him by the electorate of Kisii county until the next elections.
The governor warned politicians from the county against political mudslinging against his character and leadership, reminding them to respect him and the office of the governor of Kisii county until the end of his current term, during which they will have a chance to challenge him at the ballot box.
This follows Nyamweya’s declaration that he will challenge Ongwae for the Kisii governor’s seat in 2017 general elections, but political analysts from the county have expressed reservations about Nyamweya’s candidature based on his continued disrespectful public utterances against Ongwae.