Speaking on the floor of the Senate on Tues,day, April 26 Orengo said that forced political marriages are doomed to fail.
According to Orengo, no matter what kind of arrangement in a political coalition, the president still has supreme powers.
“At the end of the day, the exercise of presidential powers rests with the president, to treat the presidency as an arranged marriage is wrong, arranged marriages never really work, and don’t force yourself into marriage,” Orengo said.
The senior counsel advised when one is politically relevant then he has the option of making sound political decisions without looking as had forced himself into a particular coalition.
” I believe when you vare a gracious lady and you want to enter into a union you make some kind of choices,” Orengo noted.
Contributing to the debate, Migori Senator Achilo Ayako said that for forced marriages to work, one partner must be submissive.
“Forced marriage only works if one party submits, so when one party has the potential to rebel the marriage breaks down, that’s the problem we have had in Kenya, you get into a political marriage then one rebels,” Ayako noted.
Sentiments by the ODM senators were a direct hit at the Wiper leader who has been sending mixed signals over his commitment to the Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya coalition.
Kalonzo Musyoka’s public pronouncements that he must be named the presidential running mate to the ODM leader have caused jitters within the newly formed coalition.
Speaking in Kitui on Sunday, April 24, Kalonzo sensationally claimed that Raila will lose his fifth attempt at the presidency if he does not name him his deputy.
“Everything is plain so why should we waste time? People know that when Raila takes the Wiper team on board, he will be the next President of Kenya. But there is a problem when Raila leaves Kalonzo,” Kalonzo said.
At the same time, Kalonzo Musyoka’s allies are on record saying they will not vote for the Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya coalition’s presidential candidate if their leader is not on the ticket.