Orengo “I will expose those who wanted to kill Wajackoyah


Siaya governor James Orengo shared his plan to publish an expose’ on an alleged assassination plot that targeted Roots Party Leader George Wajackoyah. 

Speaking on Tuesday, January 3, during the memorial service of Wajackoyah’s late father, Mzee Tito Jakoya, in Indangalasia, Kakamega, Orengo stated that he would reveal the names of the assassinators in a book he was authoring. 

“I am writing my book, and I will disclose to Kenyans the people who wanted to kill Wajackoyah,” he alleged. “It is good that most of them are dead. Others who worked with the government were mercilessly killed but we thank God that we are alive,” he noted.

Orengo helped Wajackoyah, then a police detective, when he was being hunted over the death of the late Robert Ouko in the 1990s. 

Being a lawyer, who was part of the murder case, the governor used information he had obtained from the Roots Party leader to reveal the truth revolving around the murder case.

“I have known Wajackoyah for a long time. He shared with me a lot of information from his previous workplace.

“I am not scared of saying it. When late Ouko was killed, I was part of the case, and Wajackoyah was, at that time, my great friend,” Orengo uttered.

Wajackoyah had to run abroad to save his life. Orengo was angered after learning that former Nakuru District Commissioner Jonah Anguka had been accused falsely of killing Ouko.

“I thank God that Wajackoyah is alive today. It is a shame to those who wanted to eliminate him to see him alive and even vying for the presidential seat,” he announced.

Orengo stated that Wajackoyah had also been a great friend to Azimio la Umoja leader Raila Odinga, a friendship that was visible even during the 2022 campaign period.

Not once was he seen and heard supporting Raila during the 2022 General Election. 

“It is because of that, man. The man whose tears come out every day because of what happened to him in jail, including me. I am here to join the liberators. And the person I look at, the person who makes me stand here is none other than Raila Odinga,”  Wajackoyah announced during his presidential campaigns.


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