In Summary

  • Ms Onkangi, 25, has been campaigning for Senator Mong'are in their bid to capture the Nyamira top seat.
  • She said her relationship with Mr Mong'are is solely built on principled politics and the urgent need to transform Nyamira.
  • She said she is enjoying a good working relationship with Mr Mong'are and his wife.

Immaculate Onkangi, Nyamira governorship candidate Kennedy Okong’o Mong’are’s running mate, has been forced to fight back claims that she is in a clandestine love affair with the man set to be her boss should they win in the August elections.

Ms Onkangi, 25, has been campaigning for Senator Mong'are in their bid to capture Nyamira's top seat.

But the woman is now fighting gossip that the two are lovers who have taken on politics as a joint project.

Speaking Monday, Ms Onkangi said her relationship with Mr Mong’are is solely built on principled politics and the urgent need to transform Nyamira County.

ONE MISSION

“We are united on one key mission - to bring sanity to the county by cleaning up all the existing mess.

“If Nyamira people want to give me a husband, let them go ahead but I doubt this is my primary goal as of now,” she said.

“He (Mong'are) had approached me solely on the account of being his running mate and this is how we ended up here. I believe he is a person of strong morals and principles and who wants the best for the Nyamira people,” she added.

“In fact I challenge those who question me about my marital status to give me a husband. But of what importance [will that be yet] I’m not desperate,” she posed.

Ms Onkangi said such accusations are some of the many challenges facing women who join politics.

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