Activist and politician Boniface Mwangi has launched vicious attacks directed at Siaya Senator James Orengo who is currently considered a rebel in ODM.
Boniface through his Twitter page has described Orengo as an educated sycophant stating that he only defends what ODM leader Raila Odinga does.
Taking a swipe at the Senate minority leader, Boniface Mwangi recalled the days when Orengo was tough rising against oppression especially during the regime of the late former President Daniel Moi.
Boniface Mwangi has further castigated Orengo stating that he cannot win any election if he does not do what Raila Commands.
“The fearless James Orengo of the ’80s and ’90s is gone. The Orengo who ran for president. Orengo became a victim of Raila’s tribal politics. If Orengo doesn’t do what Baba says he can’t win any election. Orengo of today is just an educated sycophant who defends whatever Raila does,” Boniface Mwangi wrote.
This comes after Orengo told the floor of the senate he cannot be intimated or directed on how to execute his duties.
“I can never be intimated in my political life because I have seen many people come and go, I have seen many powerful people come and go,” he said.
He added, “I have seen Presidents come here and go. I have seen people who on their words you will leave this house and be locked in the same day, they have come and gone.”
Orengo is facing harsh reception from his party ODM following his dissenting stand on BBI. Sources privy to SonkoNews had earlier suggested that Orengo was going to be replaced as the Senate Minority leader by Kilifi Senator Stewart Madzayo. The plans were aborted at the last minute.
Speaking on the floor of the Senate on Thursday, Orengo said he will continue to perform his duties and speaking his mind.
He named influential names that defied the powers that be to and stood with their conscience.
“I have seen very respected women in this country like Grace Onyango who was in the committee for special investigation relating to the disappearance of JM Kariuki and she stood firm. She was required to change a report of the national assembly and she stood firm,” he said.
Already Otiende Omollo is very close to Orengo lost his seat due to his stand on BBI and replaced by Ruaraka member of parliament TJ Kajwang.
Appearing on Citizen TV, Suna East MP Junet Mohammed stated that every lawmaker who disrespects the ODM Party position must be punished. This was also echoed by Edwin Sifuna, ODM Secretary General.
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