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Wako gifts smartphone to his ‘darling’ during rally

Busia Senator Amos Wako was on Wednesday parted with a brand new smartphone after a supporter asked him for one.

Mr Wako, a former Attorney-General, was in a meeting at Farm View hotel  in Busia, with more than  500 women from the seven sub-counties of Busia County.

After a number of speeches from Maendeleo ya Wanawake leaders from Sub-county level, one Jesca Auma from Odiado in Samia sub-county was given a special opportunity to address the Senator.

Mrs Auma lives with disability and has been a close friend to the law maker. Their friendship dates back to 2012.  Mrs Auma addressed him while seated.

But she used that occasion to ask for a phone, saying the one the Senator gave her in 2013 had become old.


“In 2013 when you were busy campaigning you summoned us in Bumala and bought me this phone. But whenever I called you, you didn’t answer.

“Sasa nakuomba leo simu takayonunua nikipiga shika. (I request that the one you will buy me today when I call please pick),” she said to the amazement of the crowd.

Busia Senator Amos Wako gifts a brand new smart phone to Ms Jesca Auma of Odiado in Samia sub-county. PHOTO | GAITANO PESSA
Busia Senator Amos Wako gifts a brand new smart phone to Ms Jesca Auma of Odiado in Samia sub-county. PHOTO | GAITANO PESSA

Mr Wako sought his re-election where he promised to address the thorny issue of water scarcity, education and construction of modern markets in every sub county, by pushing the government. Then the Senators  turned to Mrs Auma with a ‘romantic’ message.

“My darling, I did not forget you… as your boyfriend number one I am giving you a new phone now. But I warn you this phone is mine so don’t use it to call other boyfriends.

“I will give you my number you save it in phone’s memory so that you don’t make wrong calls,” he said amid cheers.


Mr Wako then broke into dance with Ms Auma before gifting her an Itel A12 smartphone that was packaged in a red box, having been bought and brought by his personal assistant.

At least 20 women joined in the jig, that lasted almost two minutes.

“I am very happy for this gift. He is a good friend and I will vote for him. I also assure him 15 votes from my household, I mean my children and their wives,” she said in an exclusive interview with the Nation after the event.

The women assured the former Attorney General of their support in his re-election bid ahead of next month’s polls.

They also went home happy after they were each given a leso, an attire well associated with them.