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My Mayor is a book that was inspired by Ochittis experience during campaigns for the position of mayor of Wipolo Municipal Council as a member of the opposition partythe Alternative Forum Party (TAF). This campaigns were in Wipolo District in the months of September,2015, to February, 2016. In this book, Ochitti shares his experience as a local opposition political novice in local grassroots elections. He shares stories of poverty, betrayal, intrigue, corruption, sex, and power in a local democracy. While this vices in politics are not new to Ochitti; he is surprised at the extent to which these vices were practiced. Neither did Ochitti know what inspires these actions until he joined politics. In this book, Ochitti uses fictional names of people and places to enable him to express himself freely according to what he experienced and intended to share with his readers. Other than accountability to his electorates and supporters, the purpose of this book is to continue with Ochittis education campaign to encourage dialogue on the importance and role of education in his community. The book also highlights the nature and level of corruption, intrigue, and betrayal in local electoral processes and how it challenges democracy and good governance in a poor country through the character of Cana and that of his colleagues.
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About the Author
Ochitti P' Igunye Kumgem is a former Wipolo Municipal Mayoral Aspirant. He has founded a Nursery and Primary School in his Village. Besides, Ochitti is highly educated with a Bachelors Degree in Education,Post Graduate Diplomas in Human Resource Management and Project Planning and Management and a Masters in Peace and Justice. Ochitti is also married to one wife and they are blessed with three great sons. He is well spoken, and loves to read and write.He is also widely travelled with a keen interest of life’s experiences.