Kisumu Senator Fred Outa who has opted not to defend his seat ( Photo Courtesy) He opted not to defend his senator position in order to challenge Kisumu Governor Prof Anyang' Nyong'o come the August 9 general election. However, there is a likelihood that he will not even make it to the ballot.
Reports have indicated that Azimio La Umoja rally turned into an heckling session when an ally of Raila Odinga was invited into the podium by Junnet Mohammed to give his speech. Kisumu Senator Fred Outa is said to have been boed and heckled by residents of Kisumu Town as they chanted United Democratic Alliance Party Chants in the air making the Senator to cut his speech short.
ODM focused on direct tickets to reward the party loyalists and also to avert possible fallouts. That is in the seats for governor, senator and members of parliament. The direct tickets for senator were awarded in some counties while in others the aspirants were left to go for nomination.
Vocal Kisumu Senator who has been leading a rebel group political group seeking to oust governor Anyang' Nyong'o from office was today rescued from the jaws of wild Kisumu crowd as he was heckled down in Orange Democratic Movement, ODM party leader Raila Amolo Odinga's Presence forcing him to cut short his speech.
In Kisumu Gubernatorial quest, four contenders have emerged to race in the very competitive quest to ensure the incumbent Governor Anyang' Nyongo is wrestled down. The top names in the quest include, former Kisumu Governor Hon Jack Ranguma, Kisumu senator Fred Outa, former kisumu Assembly Speaker Onyango Oloo, Chief Administrative Secretary for East Africa Community Ken Obura and incumbent Governor Ayang' Nyong'o.
It is obvious that toppling the current governor for Kisumu, Hon Anyang' Nyong'o from the gubernatorial seat in the August elections is not going to be a walk in the park. As a result, various aspirants who have declared their interests for the same seat have been seen conducting joint campaigns as a move to unite against Anyang'Nyang'o.
Kisumu county is one the three cities in the country and it is majorly by the Luo community. In terms and politics, the county is the background of the former Prime Minister and ODM party leader Raila Odinga. As the clock ticks towards the eagerly awaited August general elections, the race to clinch to the Gubernatorial post, Senatorial post and the post of the Women Representative has been taking the new shape.
Kisumu County Senator Fredrick Otieno Outa ( Photo Courtesy) Whereas his counterparts have hit the road running in readiness for the August 9 general election, Kisumu Senator Fredrick Otieno Outa appears to be in no hurry. Having opted to take a low political profile, Outa has left many speculating on his game plan with only five months remaining to the next poll.
Source: https://www.facebook.com/261061365404/posts/10166462460180405/?app=fbl Four powerful heavyweights and political shakers in Kisumu last week announced their coming together to front one candidate in the upcoming general elections in order to unseat the incumbent Kisumu Governor Anyang Nyong'o - a close ally of Raila and Orange Democratic party top defender in the Nyanza region.
His name is Ken Obura Mirenga. He is the former East African Community Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) and former Kisumu Central Member of Parliament. He holds bachelor's degree in Law and Bachelor of Science from University of Nairobi,Masters of law from University of Pretoria and PhD in Law from Rhodes University.
Kisumu been one of the four cities we have in this country is having a tough gubernatorial race. The seat has so far attracted 8 candidates including the current and former governor. Below are the 8 aspirants. 1. Hon. Peter Anyang Nyong'o - He is the current governor for Kisumu City since 2017, he is a former senator and a former minister for health.
Kisumu Central seat was one of the seats for contention in yesterday's polls.The seat attracted five aspirants who wanted to clinching the ODM ticket.At the end of the day, there could only be one winner.Kisumu Central lawmaker is the one who represents the Kisumu township, that is the area around CBD.
Incumbent Kisumu county governor Anyang' Nyong'o faces a tough task of retaining the seat for the second time after allies close to the Orange Democratic Movement party leader Raila Odinga settled on a former government appointee to vie for the seat. A team comprising of Kisumu senator Fred Outa, former Kisumu governor Jack Ranguma and former Kisumu speaker Onyango Oloo settled on the candidature of Ken Obura to battle it out with Nyong'o.
Former Kisumu Central Member of Parliament , Ken Obura is seeking Orange Democratic Movement ticket for gubernatorial race in Kisumu County. Kisumu current governor,Anyang' Nyong'I have asked the former member of parliament Ken Obura to support him but he refused claiming he won't do so unless Anyang' Nyong'I does so.
Professor Anyang' Nyong'o is currently serving his first term as the Kisumu county governor. He was elected in the 2017 general elections on an Orange Democratic Movement party ticket and has also declared interest for the seat in the coming August general elections. On Monday 21st, the governor took to his social media platforms to express his happiness after the ODM delegates from drawn from Kisumu county unanimously agreed to support to support him to fly the flag of the ODM party in the August gubernatorial contest.
Kisumu County Senator, Fred Outa has today warned Orange Democratic Movement, ODM party saying that “Kama wataleta nyoko nyoko," then they ate ready to decamb out of ODM vowing that Kisumu County Governor Anyang' Nyong'o must go home in the looming August general election.
Former East African Community Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) Ken Obura is now set to face off with Kisumu Governor Anyang’ Nyong’o in the ODM primaries as they both seek the party ticket in their gubernatorial bid. Photo courtesy This follows a consensus between Kisumu Senator Fred Outa, former Governor Jack Ranguma, former Kisumu County Assembly Speaker Onyango Oloo and Ken Obura after months of joint campaigns.
Following the directives from ODM Party Leader H.E Hon Raila Odinga that all candidates eyeing for different seats within ODM party strongholds to have a consensus and pick one candidate as their flag bearer. All the five Kisumu County gubernatorial Aspirants, Governor Prof Anyang Nyongo( the incumbent), Sen Hon Fred Outa, First Kisumu Governor H.E Jack Ranguma, Former Speaker Onyango Oloo and Former CAS Hon Ken Obura have been into consultation on who to be the ODM party preferred Candidate.
Ken Obura, a former chief administrative secretary in the ministry of East Africa Community has been endorsed by his allies to go for the ODM ticket to run for the Kisumu county Gubernatorial seat in the August 9 general elections As reported by nation.africa, the former Kisumu central mp received the backing from other three Governor aspirants in the county, who decided to shelve their ambitions in order to create a formidable challenge to the incumbent Governor prof. Peter Anyang'Nyong'o.
Senator Fred Outa, ex-Kisumu speaker Onyango Oloo, and former governor Jack Ranguma have all showed their support for Obura for the seat. The four, who had hoped to unseat Nyong'o, claimed they had put their ambitions aside and decided to back Obura for the sake of Kisumu County inhabitants.