A Kisii based business man from Budalangi in Busia county has hit the headlines for his desperate moves aimed at getting political mileage to take over control of TNA affairs in Busia county.
In the build up to a fundraising in St. Anne’s Girls’ High School at his home town in the outskirts of Budalangi Mrefu as he is popularly known in Kisii town allegedly conned quite a number of people to help him conduct a harambee with a “bang”. The con game started with Senator Sonko who Mrefu tried desperately to get to hire a chopper and fly with him to Budalangi” in style”. Sonko refused…but parted with some 200k to help the desperate man.
Mrefu then moved to Kisii, his business base, where he squeezed 50k from prominent Nyaribari Chache businessman Zaheer Jhanda. The lie “Mrefu” told here was that he was under political siege back at home and needed help to flex some “muscle”. Several other unsuspecting people, including TNA Chairman Johnson Sakaja, fell victim to this “Mrefu” con game.
Mrefu is desperately trying to dislodge Hon. Raphael Wanjala from TNA top leadership in Busia County equation, Hon Wanjala is the party’s recognised point man in the Budalangi but Mrefu operates a parallel office frustrating the TNA secretariat efforts to coordinate affairs in Busia county and hit the grassroot to officially open the Budalangi constituency TNA office.