MCA-elect who wore one shirt during campaigns now receives over 60 phone calls a day
Newly elected MCA for Elementaita ward in Nakuru County, George Nene, has said that he received more than 60 calls per day.
Speaking to Nairobi News, the third-year student at Egerton University who campaigned while dressed in one shirt throughout the campaigns said that his phone before the win was mostly silent – no one ever called.
Mr Nene who was campaigning on a hand cart – mkokoteni – that was being pulled by two donkeys was on Wednesday, August 24, 2022, back to Nairobi being the second time he was visiting the city.
He garnered 4,310 votes sending home seasoned political operators packing.
“The first time I came to Nairobi was in June when I came to pick up the ticket from the Safina Party offices. Today, is the second time I have come to Nairobi,” said the student who is taking a course in Bachelor of Arts.
He said that in the past he was the one who used to make calls to people asking them to join him in the campaigns and on several occasions even used to request for a reverse call.
Mr Nene had come to the city on an invitation by Mr Derrick Davis K’ogayo who is a designer based in the city and dresses the who is who in the society including journalists, politicians and businessmen.
“These days after I was announced as the winner in the elections, my phone rings all through and I usually try all my best to ensure that I answer them,” said Mr Nene.
According to him, many people had also offered to work with him to ensure that he brings a positive change to the people of the Elementaita ward.
The politician also thanked Mr Derrick who gave him a suit worth Sh25,000 and a new pair of shoes.
“I want to thank Mr Derrick for deciding to purchase me the suit. This is the first suit I am wearing after many years,” said the seventh born in a family of eight.
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Asked whether he was sure he would transform the ward, Mr Derrick said that his agenda was to ensure that people get access to clean water and also improve the roads within the ward.
On his take, Mr Derrick the designer said that he was moved when he watched the story of how Mr Nene campaigned in the ward which aired on NTV.
According to him, he did not believe that the politician was wearing just one shirt during the campaign period.
“He was articulate as he narrated how he went through a lot while he was campaigning. When I heard that he was only having one shirt throughout the campaign I offered to buy him the suit and shoes,” he said.