Activist Okiya Omtata who is gunning for the Busia Governor seat ( Photo Courtesy)
After making a name for himself as a renowned public interests defender, activist Okiya Omtatah has once again thrown the hat in the ring to oust Busia Senator Amos Wako.
In 2017, Omtatah challenged the ODM senator on an ODM party ticket but lost. Will he be lucky this time round?
For a man who has sacrificed his almost entire fighting for the voiceless in the country, winning a political seat in Kenya is easier said than done. But in 2017, he faced a formidable opponent in Wako who was riding on an ODM party popularity to earn a second term in office.
Feeling dejected, Omtatah opted to go back to the drawing board strategizing on his next move. And now, he is back more determined and optimistic that the seat is his to lose!
Activist Okiya Omtatah's campaign banner for the Busia Senator seat ( Photo Courtesy)
For a man of Wako's stature, losing to an underdog like Omtata would come as a big humiliation and pure loss of confidence in his ability to represent this border county in the Senate. But this remains a big possibilty.
Some reckon that the former Attorney General is a good lawyer but a bad politician. Apparently, he has lost the ground and his final fall could be a matter of when rather than if.
On paper, Omtatah is a David who is expected to be humiliated by a Goliath in Wako. But with his Teso region backyard backing his bid, expect the veteran activist to pull a shocker in Busia county.
After over 30 years in the country's top leadership, could this be the end of the 77-year old Wako's checkered political and legal career?
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