By MN Reporter
In 2013 general elections during the onset of devolution, the country was awash to expectation which also swept the heart of a well digger in East Kamagambo ward, Rongo constituency.
Joshua Onyango Ouma, commonly known as Ong’oma decided to try his luck with election as the area Member of County Assembly and managed to strew money to be involved in the coveted Orange Democratic Movement ticket primaries.
“I was a class eight drop out, a well digger and occasionally I was paid as a casual worker to dig banana holes so I had never in my life get any steady income or travelled outside my ward,” Ong’oma recalls.
When the ODM primaries were shambolic, Ong’oma and his supporters not knowing how party politics are played decided to use the oldest trick; they started wailing along the road in a procession which ended at the house of former Rongo MP Dalmas Otieno.
Otieno, by then a kingmaker in the party succumbed to pressure from the crowd and ensured Ong’oma who also hailed from the same ward was given the coveted ticket.