Bonchari MP Elect Eng. Pavel Oimeke will donate his salary as MP, for the first three months as he takes over a new role as a legislator.
Speaking to a local daily on Sunday, the ODM legislator says he has been supporting 100 needy students and expects to find more in his program, for whom he will pay their school fees directly.
”My salary for the first three months will be spent on helping orphans in the constituency. I will put up a team to identify those needy students. The money will be paid directly to their school accounts. I already have 100 needy students I have been supporting,” Engineer Oimeke said.
Oimeke says he knows what it is to grow up in poverty and understands what it means to lack school fees, having been raised from the proceeds of changa’a.
”I have paid fees for all my siblings and built a house for my mother; she had been living in a mud structure. I know what it means to be in lack. I want to bring fresh energy to my people. I want to unite my people and break the barriers. I grew up struggling; I lost an academic year in university because I lacked fees,” he said.
Oimeke, is the former Energy Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA) director. He garnered 8,049 votes last Tuesday to emerge victorious in the by-election also contested by UDA and Jubilee candidates. Jubilee Party’s Zebedeo Opore got 7,279 votes to take the second position while UDA’s Teresa Bitutu took position three with 6,964 votes.