Video:More drama-Elizabeth Ongoro rejects her direct nomination
Nairobi, Kenya: Nairobi metropolitan assistant minister Elizabeth Ongoro has rejected the direct nomination offered to her by ODM to run the Ruaraka parliamentary seat.
Ongoro maintained that she was never consulted by the party leadership to step down in favour of former Starehe MP Margaret Wanjiru.
“What has happened to me is a classical example of discrimination based on ethnicity. My conscience will not serve me right if I take the position of the legitimate Ruaraka nominee Tom Kanjwang,” said Ongoro.
Speaking to the press on Thursday, Ongoro said she was thoroughly disappointed with ODM but vowed to continue supporting Prime Minister Raila Odinga.
She said it was unfortunate that the senate has become a dumping ground for academic dwarfs.