Jubilee nominated Senator Millicent Omanga has yet again found herself the butt of jokes following her lackadaisical performance as she appeared before the Party’s disciplinary tribunal.
The tribunal convened today at the Jubilee House in Pangani where Omanga and her counterpart Victor Prengei were put to task to defend themselves over a number of accusations all which point to disloyalty to the party.
Omanga could barely express herself. She fumbled and stumbled on her words and Kenyans could not help but notice. Watch her in the tweet below.
Here are some of the reactions.
“Bring it on baby… bring it on. We are waiting!” Those were the words of Omanga on Wednesday March 11, 2020.
Omanga was in a group of about 100 parliamentarians who gathered for a press briefing at Parliament buildings to defend Deputy President William Ruto against threats of impeachment by a rival camp of the Jubilee Party referred to as ‘Kieleweke.’
Donned in a red jacket and black dress, Omanga conspicuously stood out from the group dubbed ‘Tanga Tanga’ as she uttered words she perhaps never imagined would haunt her sooner than later.
In a show of solidarity with the country’s second-in-command and without mincing her words, Omanga said: “We hear that they want to bring a motion to impeach the Deputy President… I want to tell them ‘bring it on baby… bring it on. We are waiting. Let them bring the impeachment motion.”
She was accompanied by other perceived rebel Jubilee legislators among them Moses Kuria, who also at the same presser uttered the now infamous words: “Wakimwaga ugali, tunamwaga kitoweo.” Also present was Susan Kihika, Mithika Linturi, Samson Cherargei, Mohamed Ali aka Jicho Pevu, David Ole Sankok and many others.
Barely three months later, tables have turned, and Senator Omanga is now singing a different tune.
Appearing before the committee, Omanga was tasked to explain what she was referring to when she said ‘bring it on… bring it on.”
Struggling to give a convincing response, Omanga claimed she was defending the party against “perpetrators” whom she said were all over social media.
“I was defending our party against the perpetrators; that is people who don’t support our party,” she said.
Asked to specifically point out the said perpetrators, she said: “Mr. Chair they are on social media. I was just responding to media and social media. it was a social media… media thing.”
Omanga humbly defended her loyalty to the party and declared before the committee that she will bend over backwards and will support the party and government in delivering its agenda.
“I’m very loyal to the party. When the party says jump you jump and when you’re in the middle you ask how high,” she said.
“I am a Jubilee Party member loyal to the party, party organs and party leadership and I will continue supporting the party and government in delivering the agenda in our manifesto… that is what I stand for and will continue supporting.”