Mr Otiende Amolo
will be going for the Rarieda seat.Another professional, Mr Otiende Amolo, after serving as a council member and chairman for eight years of the International Commission of Jurists, as secretary general of the East Africa Law Society and as council member of the LSK, he is also joining politics. He
is eyeing the Rarieda seat Mr Raphael Tuju represents.
"I have realised that while civil society and professional organisations can bring pressure to bear, real and meaningful change is influenced more by politics and politicians.Ultimately, politicians not only direct reform or status quo, they also determine whether a country has good or bad policies; good or bad laws.I want to be an active part of that reform agenda, not a mere commentator," Amolo
In the House, he
would push for law reforms and would also support a clause that allows recall of MPs who fail to perform.
With a Masters degree in Law, Amolo
believes education and age counts in leadership.
"Anyone above 18 years and below the stage of senility can lead if they possess the qualities.I believe in the current world of technological advancement and global interaction, a leader must be sufficiently educated even to share and communicate ideas," Amolo
"I believe the greater the number of professionals joining politics the higher the level of political engagement.I believe, ultimately, politics will be seen much less as a dirty game," he