Myth of nine lives as Ngogoyo springs back to assembly in new capacity

From left are MCAs Amos Peshut, Onesmus Ngogoyo and Justus Ngossor during their induction at the county assembly.
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Former Olkeri MCA Onesmus Ngogoyo is not yet down politically.

In fact Ngogoyo, the man who gave former governor David Nkedianye sustained sleepless nightmares before the last elections, was nominated by Jubilee to represent the youth in the current county assembly.

The blazing politician is known to those close to him as a fiery debater in the assembly with refined Queen’s language.

The only person who could sustain his argument on the floor of the House is Speaker Johnson Osoi, who also cannot take nonsense for answers.

Osoi, who is refined orator, has had an opportunity to visit the House of Commons in Britain to familiarize himself with standing orders.

Ngogoyo played a major role in the last assembly in whipping the MCAs and coordinating with the speaker on matters that relate to fellow lawmakers.

He now joins a list of senior politicians in the assembly led by Mwathi Pere, Justus Ngossor and another equally polished orator Henry Kimiti.

Newly elected Kajiado MCAs being taken through induction on September 4. From left is, Francis Kaesha, Paul Matuyia, Dickson Nkaloyo and Joshua Olowuasa.
Newly elected Kajiado MCAs being taken through induction on September 4. From left is, Francis Kaesha, Paul Matuyia, Dickson Nkaloyo and Joshua Olowuasa.

Without the three political musketeers, the county assembly, in the last assembly, was really boring.

But what makes Ngogoyo outstanding? He brushed the wrong side of big shots he felt were standing in the way of devolution.

He might not have liked by Nkedianye, but he told to his face what he did not like about him.

As an opportunist per se, Ngogoyo could invade Nkedianye’s public rallies and face him directly without winking an eye by telling him off on pressing matters.

He severally accused the governor of taking the people of Kajiado on a ride by returning funds to the national treasury every end of financial year.

Even as he kept the governor on his toes on the use of resources, Nkedianye never explained why development money was returned to the national treasury each financial year.

Ngogoyo, who became an “enemy” of Nkedianye supporters, was later picked by governor Joseph Lenku as his right-hand man in Kajiado North.

Kajiado North is Jubilee’s vote basket that gave Lenku almost 99 per cent of votes in the last general elections.

The former Olkeri MCA could have lost his second bid because of campaigning for Lenku across the region.

But he says he is not regretting the loss of his seat after Deputy President William Ruto forged his nomination to represent the youth in the party’s top-up list at the county assembly.

A long time friend of President Uhuru Kenyatta, Ngogoyo was elected in 2013 after he teamed up with Kajiado North MP, Joseph Manje, in the local politics.

Manje’s team of MCAs swept all the seats in Kajiado North after The National Alliance proved to be a real wave in Kajiado.

TNA and other parties associated to it took 23 elective MCA seats out of 25 in Kajiado and moved on to dominate the local assembly.

Nkedianye, however, won the governor seat after TNA’s candidate, Tarayia ole Kores was stopped by High Court from contesting.

Kores was to take the seat had he been allowed to go a full course of that election because at the time, he was still a trusted leader.

Daniel Nina, who was contesting for the same seat of governor on a URP ticket was not endorsed by the TNA leadership for the seat and therefore lost to Nkedianye.

The new assembly has now acquired more fiery and educated MCAs in the likes of Moses Saoyo (Keek-Onyokie), Joseph Masiaya (Magadi), Amos Peshut (Imaroro), and Joshua Olowuasa (Kaputiei North), Paul Matuyia (Kitengela), Samuel Teum (Ildamat) and scores of other nominated MCAs.

After MCAs were sworn to office recently, Ngogoyo raised a storm on the election of deputy speaker when he was also joined in by Ngossor, Peshut and Saoyo.

Osoi had ruled that under the standing orders of the House, there was no position of deputy speaker but that of chair of general purpose committee.

The members sought to know when the standing orders governing the election of deputy speaker were changed.

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