ODM Picks Former Epra Boss Accused of Bribery to Vie for Parliamentary Seat

March 18, 2021

Former Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA) Director General Pavel Oimeke is the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) flagbearer in the upcoming Bonchari Parliamentary by-election.

ODM Secretary General Edwin Sifuna made the announcement on Wednesday saying the party’s committee settled on Oimeke over two other candidates.

Sifuna said ODM’s National Elections Board (NEB) will soon issue Oimeke with the certificate, further urging the two other candidates who had expressed interest in the party ticket to support the decision.

The other candidates were former Kisii Environment and Water CEC John Bill Momanyi and businessman David Ogega.

This comes a week after Pavel announced his entry into politics following his resignation at the Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (Epra) last month.

Pavel is currently out on a cash bail of Sh200,000 over bribery charges.

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