Nyamira Senator Okong’o Mong’are has revealed how he joined politics and on how he plans to change Nyamira County.
Addressing residents on Thursday at the home of the late George Anyona Moseti where he joined the locals in celebrating Mashujaa Day by remembering the politician who played a key role in Kenyan politics, Mongare said Anyona made him join politics.
He said that one time when he was in India for his studies, he heard a voice of the late Anyona calling him and when he tried to interpret the calling, he did not get it clear until he returned to Kenya and met with the elders who interpreted the voice to him.
He said they told him that Anyona was calling for him to join politics.
"It was not easy for me to interpret the message until I returned to Kenya where I meant some 'wazees' who told me that it was a calling to join politics and that is when I decided to vie for the senatorial seat,” said Mong’are
According to him, it was not easy for him to clinch the title since it was new under the 2010 Constitution but now he will continue supporting the people of Nyamira and all Kenyans at large since he has been given that opportunity.
Mong’are most of the time has been a controversial member who stands for what is right.
For instance, when the joint select committee on the IEBC was representing the report to the Assembly, he said he was the first person to raise the alarm that there were some clauses which were never discussed in the committee.
Mong'are also opened a memorial and library centre at Anyona's home as one way of remembering him.
He was elected through Ford Kenya party, an affiliate of the Cord coalition.