In this photo Mr Ojwang’ is with alleged young brother of Mama Ngina Kenyatta, loving mother to President Uhuru and in another he is with Gor Seme Lango a well known Jubilee political operative, the photos were allegedly taken in Nigeria during Uhuru’s state visit. Gor Seme Lango can confirm the faces in the picture?.
Herbert Ojwang is TNA hatchet man, sent to finish Deputy President William Samoei Ruto with the hospital scam while at the same time hiding behind his former history with CORD Leader Raila Odinga.
In the media, Ojwang’ projects himself as a former Raila aide. Contrary to this, he is actually President Uhuru’s hatchet man.
Last week, Ojwang’, who decades ago worked as the former Prime Minister’s personal assistant, purported to blow corruption whistle on Deputy President William Ruto.
DP Ruto people think it is Raila behind Ojwang’ outbursts. This is false.
A shrewd wheelerdealer, Ojwang’ claimed William Ruto forcibly edged him out of a business deal and then went on to inflate the cost of the upgrade for a referral hospital in Eldoret in order to mint billions of shillings at the expense of the tax payer. He quoted sh 11 billion.
He is also heard in a recording claiming that he took the same Chinese contractors to CORD leader Raila Odinga whereby Sh 5 million was given for 2013 campaigns.
This morning, Odinga dismissed the claims, wondering what sh 5 million can do in a presidential campaign.Â But who is Herbert Ojwang? What are his links to the ruling elite? Who is fronting him?
How can Raila send his own aide to implicate him in an unfolding corruption scandal?
In the early days, Herbert Ojwang worked as PA to Raila Odinga who was then a minister in the new KANU government. It is here that Ojwang took advantage of his close proximity to the then Energy Minister and started networking and cutting deals that eventually led to his premature dismissal by Raila.
Soon after, Ojwang never wasted time in networking with the KANU ruling elite, possibly meeting the then KANU Chairman and in the process amassing substantial personal fortune and a high life as a businessman cum political wheeler dealer.
In recent days, Hebert Ojwang has been hosting government officials, international contractors and state officials at his palatial home in Kileleshwa and also at his private luxurious office suites which are situated just a stone throw away from the Integrity House in Nairobi that houses the Ethics & Anti-Corruption Commission.
Herbert was quick to establish himself as formidable deal maker when the new Jubilee government took over in 2013 where he swiftly established himself and was accepted by the TNA ruling class as an effective middleman between corrupt government officials and Chinese contractors.
Unknown to many people, this Eldoret Hospital deal is only the first of over 20 other deals Herbert has struck with Chinese contractors for the Jubilee regime. Most of these deals, which credible sources claim include the jubilee signature project -standard gauge railway – implicate very close associates of President Uhuru Kenyatta, more than Deputy President William Samoei Ruto.
This will shock you, but even at personal level, Ojwang’ was among ‘businessmen’ who accompanied President Uhuru Kenyatta to a trip in South Sudan and Nigeria. In Nigeria, President Uhuru had sealed a lucrative deal to expand his Brookside Milk empire to the West Africa’s most populous nation.
Hebert has became particularly close to Jomo Gecaga, President Uhuru’s Personal Assistant. This is a man only believed to be close to the former PM because the two share ethnicity.
Is it a mere coincidence that a TNA lawyer and the party Kisumu County activist (Ambrose Weda) was recently appointed to the same plum position as Sony Sugar Chairman, a position that Herbert Ojwang was previously appointed to by Mwai Kibaki way back in 2006 when Raila Odinga was fresh from delivering a crushing referendum defeat to Mwai Kibaki?
How could Kibaki award a â€œRaila aideâ€ with a state appointment?
The truth is Herbert Ojwang is a well-known wheeler dealer who used his previous links to Raila Odinga to sell himself to PNU and later to Uhuruâ€™s TNA inner circle.
Ojwang is so close to powers that be to the extent that he is effectively acting as a business proxy owner for a number of top civil servants and high ranking TNA functionaries.
It is alleged that Herbert Ojwang’ is to President Uhuru what Patrick Osero is to DP William Ruto. They both act as proxy to politicians owning vast fortunes, most of which were acquired through shady deals, including public plunder.
Together with Ambrose Otieno, Gor Semalango, Dalmas Otieno and Ken Obura (Kisumu Central MP), Herbert Ojwang is today a well-known TNA Â hatchet man and one of the many ‘special’ envoys of Uhuru regime to Luo Nyanza.
In Kisumu, Herbert is among individuals blaed for proppisng up the deadly political militia China Squad which terrorizes anti-government elements in Kisumu. With government backing, China Squad became so ruthless that the same government got alarmed and begun to weed it out. The sponsors were never touched, despite being known.
Thing is, anyone imagining Herbert Ojwang is an aide to CORD leader Raila Odinga should be aware of these facts. Raila cut links with Ojwang’ ages ago. His conspicuous presence in the successive regimes is purely credited to his NAK/PNU and now TNA benefactors.
Here previously unseen photos of Herbert Ojwang and Gor Semalango taken in Nigeria together with the closest Kenyatta kinsmen George Muhoho (Mama Ngina brother and Uhuru Kenyatta beloved uncle). Previously hidden is Jomo Gecaga, President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Private Secretary.
Herbert is President Uhuru’s hatchet man. The fallacious view that it is Raila Odinga fighting Deputy President William Ruto is a big lie.
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