Politics has been widely regarded as ‘ a dirty game‘ by a number of proletariat people majority of whom fall short of the political system.
However with the elite class, politics has a different definition.
They view it as a profession and activities associated with governance of different jurisdictions.
In other words, politics has diverse definition depending on the class of a group of people.
In a society where politics is a game of the aged and the elite class like the one we’re in, surviving is just by virtue of lack.
Today we speak to Steven Charles, a young man who has risen from the hardcors to table of political bigwips.
With curiosity about what could have driven Charles to take on the challenge despite coming from a family without political background, I sit to listen to his story.
Ramogi Institute of Advanced Technology (RIAT) located in Kisumu: photo courtesy//
Right from a young age, Charles had a dream of being a great leader in his adult life.
A dream which has since been made to order.
In 2007 elections, Charles joined a team in Kisumu East constituency to front agendas of Mr. Ken Nyagudi the then incumbent area MP.
Nyagudi however lost to Olago Aluoch in the hotly contested race.
In 2013, Charles restrategized and shifted to Siaya county joining Oduol Denge’s team to spearhead his campaigns for gubernatorial position.
He worked largely with youths in mobilization of youths.
Oduol who ran for second time on a NAP – K party lost to ODM’s candidate Rasanga Amoth in a re – election following nulification of Rasanga’s victory by high court in Kisumu.
Two years after the general elections, Charles successfully contested for ODM party youth representative in his ward home; Siaya township ward and held the position for a year before taking on the same role at constituency level.
A year later, he resigned from the party’s position and joined a team to front former PAC chairman Engineer Nicolas Odero Gumbo’s for Siaya county gubernatorial position.
Steven Charles during his campaign for RIAT COLLEGE president: photo file//
Engineer Gumbo who an indipenndent candidate came second in an election that he pertioned at Siaya law courts on irregularity grounds but was upheld by the court.
The same year, Otada junior as he is popularly known by his supporters, joined RIAT COLLEGE in Kisumu to pursue diploma in Human resource management before his triumphant return to politics making it to the highest position in the college.
He serves as the secretary general of the New Democrat Party in the western region
New Democrat is a newly political party of Hon Ausca Kipchirchir Sudi.the member of parliament of Kapsaret Constituency
Alongside these demanding roles, he is one of the key figures in Hon Eng Nicolas Gumbo Campaigns team for 2022.