'NO BAD BLOOD'

I am not fighting Nyong'o, says MP Koyoo

Says he enjoys a cordial working relationship with the governor and supports his work for residents.

In Summary

• The Muhoroni legislator, however, said that he cannot force himself into Nyong’o’s administration because their jobs are well cut out.

• But if he doesn't want me then it's okay, he said.

Muhoroni MP Onyango Koyoo
Muhoroni MP Onyango Koyoo
Image: MAURICE ALAL

Muhoroni MP Onyango Koyoo has dismissed claims that he is fighting Governor Anyang Nyong’o’s administration.

 

Koyoo said he enjoys a cordial working relationship with Nyong'o and supports his work towards the realisation of the county development agenda.

“I have no problem with my governor at all. He’s the elected governor. I don’t want to fight him,” Koyoo said during an interview on Mayienga FM on Thursday.

 

Last year, Nyong’o said only MPs James Nyikal (Seme), Aduma Owuor (Nyakach), Olago Aluoch (Kisumu West) and Jared Okelo (Nyando) support his work.

Koyoo and his Kisumu East counterpart Shakeel Shabbir were not mentioned.

The Muhoroni legislator, however, said that he cannot force himself into Nyong’o’s administration because their jobs are well cut out.

But if he doesn't want me then it's okay, he said.

“I don’t want to become a governor. I am not aware of any bad blood,” the MP added.

Koyoo asked Nyong’o to keep off political brokers who are out to create bad blood between them.

“I am aware of a politician behind the propaganda that I am at war with Nyong’o. He’s only seeking handouts,” he said.

 
 

He asked all elected leaders to give the governor time and support to deliver on his development agenda.

“The time for politics ended and leaders must focus on development projects that would improve the living standards of residents,” Koyoo said.

He noted that the 2022 election was still far and the leadership comes from God.

But plans to unseat Nyong’o in the 2022 election are gaining momentum.

Some politicians have begun early campaigns. The contest is getting crowded barely two years into the current term.

Former Governor Jack Ranguma, former Kisumu Central MP Ken Obura, and Senator Fred Outa are some of those eyeing the seat.

Another aspirant is former chief finance officer Cephas Kasera.

Obura is the favourite among a section of Kisumu residents. They say he has the capacity to fund and mount a massive campaign.

Koyoo hinted that he will defend his seat in 2022 to accomplish his development agenda.

“I want to ensure my projects are fully completed before I quit politics. But the decision fully depends on the people of Muhoroni,” he said.

He said the electorate will make the decision in 2022 based on the evaluation of every leader.

“For now let us work. The electorate will judge every leader at the right time,” the legislator said.