Nominated Jubilee Senator Millicent Omanga has disclosed that she will vie for Nairobi County Women Representative post during 2022 general elections in United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party ticket.
On Thursday, August 19, 2021 Jubilee party lawmaker who is also a close ally of Deputy President William Ruto revealed that she will contest for the Kenya’s capital city Women Representative post.
However, Omanga will have to battle it out with other UDA party aspirants during the party nomination should it attract more candidates for the women seat.
In her statement, the youthful politician lined up key priorities among them is proper management of the National Government Affirmative Action Fund (NGAAF) and identifying priority areas requiring funding.
“I’m going for mama county Nairobi, mama kanairo. I want to deal with soft issues in society in terms of NGAAF, most people are using NGAAF to do what CDF is already mandated to do. They are not looking at those sensitive issues which the youth and women are going through,” she confirmed.
In 2017, Omanga lost in the Jubilee party primaries but claimed her opponent and the incumbent Rachel Shebesh had rigged her out in the hotly contested nomination.
She later filed a complaint at the party tribunal but suffered a second blow when the tribunal dismissed her appeal.
“My good people, Jubilee tribunal dismissed our case… Next at the political party tribunal. I welcome any other suggestions for consideration,” she wrote on Facebook then.
The seat is currently occupied by Esther Passaris of the Orange Democratic Movement, who beat Shebesh.
The Nairobi woman representative seat had attracted six other candidates, including Rahab Ndambuki, Nadya Khan, Teresia Omolo, Winnie Wainaina, Rosemary Macharia and Khadija.
“Passaris is a worthy competitor, we are all competing but wananchi will choose. Like any other person, I’m sure even her she trusts she is the best. We will table our manifesto and agenda and voters will decide at the end of the day,” Omanga stated.