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Mombasa Town clerk rules out joining politics

04 April 2012, 12:45 Oduor Omondi

Mombasa Town clerk, Tubmun Otieno, has ruled out any possibility of joining active politics, saying that power and wealth are not his main stakes in life.

Otieno who has been subject to strings of speculations that he may be going for an elective post in his native Siaya County, rubbished off the grapevine, saying that he would like to be remembered only as a technocrat.  

He added that he’ll be more productive serving the country at a different level other the murky world of politics.

“I’m certainly not joining politics. I would like to be remembered as a clean technical man, who has not partaken in any twists and turns beneath the surface, and one who has delivered in all capacities I’ve held”, he said.

Otieno however confirmed that he has been under pressure from some quarters in Siaya County to vie for an elective position in the coming general election.

In his characteristic combativeness, the Mombasa Town clerk claimed that a clear majority of politicians who have eyes set on the 2013 elective slots, are ‘thieves and con persons’  who are hell bent on wrecking in money at the expense of the common mwananchi.

‘I’m a forthright man, and politics is quite dirty in one way or the other. I don’t think I can manage’, he underscored.

Otieno is now appealing to Kenyans to vote wisely and decisively in the forthcoming elections.

‘Don’t be bribed into voting in a candidate. It is unfortunate that most Kenyans start crying foul just a few months after the electioneering period, a clear indication that most of us vote entirely based on emotions, rather than issues’, he said.

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