Nominated Senator Millicent Omanga has made a name for herself as one of the most vocal politicians in the country and a staunch supporter of Deputy President William Ruto.
She commands a substantial following in Nairobi County where she aspires to seek elective office in 2022 and has appealed to a section of Kenyans from across the country.
However, the man behind her success and moral support remains unknown to many Kenyans.
In this segment, Nairobileo.co.ke takes a look at Doctor Francis Nyamiobo who is a medical practitioner with vast experience in research on HIV and AIDS and husband to Senator Omanga.
Reports indicate that Dr. Nyamiobo was a programme officer in 2009 and worked on a project researching on men’s health in Kenya for the National Aids Control.
He co-authored a journal titled “Association of sex work with reduced activation of the mucosal immune system” with seven other researchers.
“Unprotected intercourse and seminal discharge are powerful activators of the mucosal immune system and are important risk factors for transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). This study was designed to determine if female sex work is associated with changes in the mucosal immunity,” the background of the study reads in part.
Senator Omanga has often been vocal about how much her family means to her and in a past interview with a local media house described her husband as the pillar of her life both in politics and in business.
The couple met at The University of Nairobi where the senator was a Journalism student. They have been married for over a decade.
In a Facebook post on May 5, 2017, Omanga thanked her husband for always being there for her and supporting her.
This was after she lost the Jubilee Party Woman Representative nominations to Gender Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) Rachael Shebesh.
“Today I celebrate my Husband Francis Nyamiobo, the pillar behind my political strength. I am so grateful for him. Tumetoka mbali (We’ve come from far),” she wrote.
Senator Omanga appeared in a previous interview with Betty Kyallo on K24 TV where she addressed the relationship between Dr. Nyamiobo and herself.
At the time, a section had questioned her weight, queries she refuted, and reiterated that her husband loves her the way she is.
Dr. Nyamiobo and Senator Omanga are blessed with two children a boy, Wayne and a girl, Maya.
Source: Nairobi leo