Yesterday, Uasin Gishu Women Representative Gladys Shollei, a vocal tanga tanga member, and outspoken defender of the Deputy President, went into an abrupt rant, leaving everyone else shaken.
In the uncalled attack on Adams Oloo, she tore into the governance expert with such passion, leaving questions as to whether there might be a personal issue between them that might have occasioned the unexpected incident.
Although Adams Oloo has been part and parcel of the national conversation regarding inclusivity, governance and overall developmental goals for the country, he is currently more well known and associated with the Building Bridges Initiative of which he was part of the taskforce.
While this might be a good indication of the reason behind Shollei’s attitude towards him (She is a sworn opponent of the document, and once famously referred to it as nothing but a book of lamentations), it still fails to give an answer as to why she was so impassioned In her rebuke and criticism of him.
This happened yesterday during Citizen TV’s morning show, Daybreak, which was hosted by Sam Gituku. Others on the show were Kandara member of parliament Alice Wahome, and Igembe North legislator, Maoka Maore.
Having asked a question concerning BBI, and seeking to put things into context, Sam Gituku played a clip by Adams Oloo, but before he could ask Alice Wahome the question that he intended to direct at him, Shollei suddenly cut him shot and launched a scathing attack on Mr. Oloo.
Unlike the usual Shollei, who is for the most part, normally objective, she attacked Adams Oloo, without basing any of her criticism on the substance of what he had just said.
She accused him of ostentatiousness and pomposity, criticising him of being grandstanding and using big words yet in reality, saying nothing. He called him completely irrelevant, forcing Sam Gituku to intervene, and clarify that while he may be irrelevant to her, the show appreciates all voices.
Alice Wahome, visibly puzzled by what had just happened, went on to answer the question all the same.