Senator Omanga: I saved and paid for my World Cup trip


Nominated Senator Milicent Omanga in Russia for the 2018 World Cup. PHOTO| MILLICENT OMANGA| FACEBOOK
Nominated Senator Milicent Omanga in Russia for the 2018 World Cup. PHOTO| MILLICENT OMANGA| FACEBOOK

In Summary

  • Social media has been abuzz after it emerged that a delegation of about 20 Kenyan parliamentarians flew to Russia at the taxpayers' expense to watch the football tournament.
  • However, Ms. Omanga claims she sponsored herself for the trip and has never missed the World Cup competition since 2002.
  • According to Speaker Justin Muturi, the government-funded trip was a bench marking exercise by members of the parliamentary Sports and Culture Committee as well as Bunge FC — the members of parliament football team.

Nominated Senator Millicent Omanga has come out to silence critics who have been going wild after she shared images of herself having a good time at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Social media has been abuzz after it emerged that a delegation of about 20 Kenyan parliamentarians flew to Russia at the taxpayers’ expense to watch the football tournament.

However, Ms. Omanga, who also calls herself Mama Miradi, claims she sponsored herself for the trip and has never missed a World Cup competition since 2002 when she was 20-years-old.

“I am in Russia through personal sponsorship. I love football and have been going for World Cup since 2002 — when I was 20 years — when it was in Japan,” said Omanga.

The nominated senator further stated that she will begin saving to ensure she also attends the 2022 World Cup scheduled to take place in Qatar.

“I am actually very surprised about all this debate. I save for it. In the next four years we have the World Cup in Qatar and I will start saving for it,” added Omanga.

In the photos widely shared on social media, Ms. Omanga was captured at the audience stands while in another image she was heartily posing with Croatia fans.

“With Croatia fans before the Match Live from Luzhniki Stadium Moscow. Wishing them all the best,”she captioned the image on her Facebook page.

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Nominated Senator Millicent Omanga poses for a photo with Croatia fans in Russia. PHOTO| COURTESY

Hon Millicent Omanga is all smiles:PHOTO/COURTESY

National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi has defended the controversial trip made by at least 20 Members of Parliament who flew to Russia last week to watch the 2018 World Cup.

Speaking to Citizen TV on Thursday, Muturi indicated that the government-funded trip was a bench marking exercise by members of the parliamentary Sports and Culture Committee as well as Bunge FC — the members of parliament football team.

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