IEBC clears ex-PS Lilian Omollo for Embu Senatorial contest
The former Youth Principal Secretary Lilian Mbogo Omollo has been cleared by Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to vie for the Embu Senatorial seat.
Omollo, who is linked to the Ksh9 billion scandal at the National Youth Service (NYS), was among 25 aspirants whose candidature had been opposed by the National Integrity Alliance (NIA) over integrity issues.
Speaking after receiving the green light from the electoral body, the Jubilee candidate said she is now free to traverse the county in the hunt for votes.
"Am very happy because am duly nominated by the IEBC to run for Embu senatorial seat," Mbogo said.
She said that she submitted all the documents that the Electoral commission wanted and met all the requirements.
While expressing confidence that she is the best candidate in the contest slated for August 9, the politician urged Embu residents to ignore those questioning her candidature.
"If there is a seat that our party jubilee is sure of winning is Embu senatorial seat," she noted.
She promised to use her experience in public service and management to address development challenges in Embu.
Omollo came into the limelight in 2018 after she was charged with graft in the NYS scam. The allegations led to her dismissal from the ministry by President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Others in the Embu senatorial race are Alexander Mundigi of the Democratic Party, Martin Wambora of Umoja na Maendeleo Party, David Kariuki of the United Democratic Alliance (UDA), Samuel Wamuru (ODM), Dr Fridah Karani (TSP), Norman Nyaga (Independent) and Samuel Mwafrika (Independent).