Wako: I do not want to be governor, maybe President

Busia senator Amos Wako during the presentation of a report by the salaries and remuneration commission in parliament.Photo/HEZRON NJOROGE
Busia senator Amos Wako during the presentation of a report by the salaries and remuneration commission in parliament.Photo/HEZRON NJOROGE

Busia Senator Amos Wako has dismissed rumours he is planning to oppose Sospeter Ojaamong as Busia governor next year

“I want to continue being the senator of Busia. I have never been interested and I am not interested in the post of governor,” he said.

“I was the Attorney General for over two decades, which was a national position. Why should I now want to be the governor of Busia? I can only go for the Presidency of the country or the president of the East African Federation and not the governor of a county.”

Ojaamong on Thursday told the Star he will support Wako if he seeks the post of president of the East African Federation once the treaty is ratified, saying he has the experience and exposure to take the job.

Wako said his main interest is to use his oversight role to have a united county through consultative forums.

He spoke at a special session of the Busia assembly.

“I am the greatest friend of the county. I want to use my position as the forum chairman to ensure that Busia is united in diversity and everybody feels at home,” Wako said.

He urged MCAs to rise up and say: “I am proud to be in Busia. I will act as Busia and I will love all Busia people.”

Wako warned county leaders against raising the political temperatures by inciting ethnic communities or making some residents feel alienated.

MCAs received a dressing down from the former Attorney General for not involving him in their activities and county government conferences.

“I know many activities and commitments have taken place since the conference in March 2015, but the MCAs have not told me of any progress report,” he said.

Busia Executive committee members who attended the session include Dr Maurice Simiyu (Health), Azida Ali (Education), Matinde Mchuma (Culture), Gregory Odeke (Roads) and Martin Kafwa (Lands).