May 27th 2017

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Viral photo from Jubilee office suggests 'Msupa Na Works' has seen her better days

While Ms Omanga's rise to public limelight is so linked to her image as a beautiful, confident soul that the picture of her lost in her loss was shared thousands of times by supporters and non-supporters alike. Some commenters wondered whether the lady had taken the myth of her popularity (she was n

By Joshua Mwangangijmwangangi@kenyafreepress.comFriday, 28 Apr 2017 18:35 EAT

The photo that has gone viral online.

Until this afternoon, the public image of Nairobi women representative aspirant Millicent Omanga was one of a beautiful, charming and self-assured businesslady. While not many expected her to win the Jubilee Party primaries, Ms Omanga galvanised public opinion in the way she had sought out to do - present the image of an independent professional woman ready for battle in the rough world of politics.

All that seems to have changed in the span of a few hours as a picture of a dejected Ms Omanga appeared on social media. The photo which was apparently taken without the politician's notice shows her, crestfallen, being consoled by a woman friend at the Jubilee headquarters, seated on the stairs leading to the main entrance.

While Ms Omanga's rise to public limelight is so linked to her image as a beautiful, confident soul that the picture of her lost in her loss was shared thousands of times by supporters and non-supporters alike. Some commenters wondered whether the lady had taken the myth of her popularity (she was not well known until the campaign began) so much to heart that she could suffer from her expected loss.

The aspirant whose campaign slogan was 'Msupa Na Works', is seen in the photo dressed in an over-size full dress and sweater, unlike the many campaign pictures she used where her signature clothes consisted of stylish tops.


                A campaign photo of Ms Omanga.

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