By Kamasasa E
Senate Minority leader James Aggrey Orengo (Senior Counsel) had 2017 as one of his best good time years, he worked hard and won big especially the Raila Odinga presidential petition 2017 at the supreme court.
Now, lucky seem to have extended to 2018 as on Tuesday he won a contest in absentia and won 100% votes against NASA principal Hon Moses Wetangula. Well, nothing special as Wetangula is his junior in law practice and was for long a KANU youth winger as the late Mutula Kilonzo’s pupil lawyer as Orengo was busy pushing for second liberation with Martin Shikuku, Masinde Muliro, Jaramogi, Matiba, Raila, Muite Dr Kamau Kuria among others.
Here is a list of senator Orengo’s lucky runs in 2017/2018
1. During ODM nominations exercise 2017, Senator Orengo only printed posters and did a single rally in Siaya town. He gave only one speech why he should be nominated and elected. He left for Nairobi. The Siaya people did the needful without his much needed physical presence.
2. After the ODM nominations, Orengo never bothered to even have a single serious campaign in Siaya county. Most time he was away. Few days to voting, he advised the Siaya voters through a radio talk show to use their brains at the ballot. That he is busy with Raila campaigns. Orengo won the Senate seat resoundingly.
3. Yesterday when senators were replacing Weta, Orengo did not participate. He stayed away. Despite him being in absentia, he beat Weta and he is now the minority leader.
The biggest beneficiary of Raila’s politics is non other than James Orengo. He spent nothing during nominations. Spent nothing at main campaigns. Spent zero at whipping senators.
How lucky a man can be.