Kenyan international Jerim Onyango has stated that he will be vying for an elective post in the 2017 national elections.
The Gor Mahia captain will be going for the Member of County Assembly (MCA) post for his rural Ugunja Ward in the forthcoming polls scheduled for August 2017.
He says his decision to vie for the post is informed by his desire to serve his people who he says want a change and good leadership after years of suffering under the wrong people.
“I will be vying in the polls for the MCA’s position in the 2017 polls. I made the decision after careful consideration following calls from my people who have seen the leadership I have provided over the years at Gor Mahia.
“I believe my people are not getting what they rightly deserve in terms of leadership and I feel this is an area I can address well if given the chance. I know the challenges and what it takes and having grown up in the area I feel I have what it takes to bring that change,” he stated.
Jerim joined Gor Mahia from Ushuru FC (then KRA) in 2008 and has since won three league titles, three GOtv Shield titles, two KPL Top 8 titles and one CECAFA Senior Challenge title.