Businessman Noah Ochola’s entry into the Homa-Bay Town parliamentary seat has caused panic in the area MP Opondo Kaluma camp. Sources well versed with Homa-Bay town politics revealed that Ochola’s candidature has been overwhelmingly received across the constituency.
Ochola who is yet to launch his campaigns has been holding consultative meetings meeting opinion leaders, elders, women and youth leaders across the constituency and who have pledged to vote for him first to clinch the ODM ticket then to the main general elections slated for August 2017.
Campaigning under the slogan “Saa Oromo” which translates to mean “It’s Time”, he has pledged to be the servant of the electorate and promising to launch his campaign agenda after further consultations with Homa-Bay Town stake holders.
Although he is making debut in elective politics, political analysts say for the short time he has been touring the constituency, his candidature has been well received as voters see him as a man who can deliver the Homa-Bay people from the poor leadership.
Even before his entry into the race, he is known to have been assisting the electorate in a number of development projects including conducting harambees for schools and churches. The Kaluma camp is said to have retreated to the drawing board since Ochola’s entry has caught them off guard and considering the support he has received even before campaign proper begins, for Ochola, it is all systems go, a move that has been discussed as unstoppable.