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Embattled former Youth PS Omollo ventures into politics

Former Youth Principal Secretary (PS) Lilian Omollo who is facing graft charges in the Sh. 9 Billion National Youth Service scandal has declared her interest to vie for Embu Senatorial seat in this year's general election.

Former Youth and Gender PS Lilian Mbogo Omollo addresses locals at her Rukira home in Embu. Photo/BRIAN MUSYOKA

Speaking when she met grassroot residents at her rural home in Rukira village in Kithimu, Manyatta Constituency in Embu Ccounty, Omollo expressed confidence of clinching the seat in the forthcoming election.

The former PS was thrust to the public limelight in 2018 when she was linked to the saga.

"We all know what the work of the senator nikutetea tu pesa ya Embu. In my previous work as a professional what I have been doing is a lot of public service work and a lot of financial management. I have an understanding of delays that make county government not to get money in time," said Ms Omollo.

Graft charges

The former PS who opted for a low-key life has put up a spirited fight to prove her innocence over the graft charges levelled against her alongside 34 others.

However, the embattled former PS declined to comment on the case facing her and how it could affect her bid and chose to stick to what she plans to offer the people of Embu in terms of good leadership.

She said that she was still in consultation on the party she will be using as her political party for the bid.

It is rumoured that he may be joining the Deputy President William Ruto-led UDA party.

The former PS joins the already full list which has already attracted about ten contestants.

“I do not think there is any aspirant in Embu who fits my league. I will use what is in my mind to help the people of Embu,” Ms. Omollo said while defending her candidature.

Others seeking to unseat the current senator Njeru Ndwiga include businessman Alexander Mundigi, Bosco Kiura, Pithon Muchoki, former Kamukunji legislator Norman Nyaga, Embu Deputy Governor David Kariuki, university of Embu lecture Fridah Karani and Samuel Mwafrika.

Governor Martin Wambora is also said to be preparing to launch his bid.


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