Nairobi woman representative Jubilee aspirant Millicent Omanga has explained circumstances under which she was seen unwrapping wads of cash.
Ms Omanga, appearing on NTV’s Side Bar, said the money was meant for a client’s interior design.
The photo first emerged in 2016, touching off a heated discussion on social media.
Who is Millicent Omanga in Nairobi? Where did she get all these money to splash? We need to redefine who a leader is! This is so sad. pic.twitter.com/x8pJ4C9GhM
— Lord Abraham Mutai (@ItsMutai) October 4, 2016
The Jubilee politician, a key ally of Deputy President William Ruto, said, at first, she also thought the picture was Photoshop but eventually confirmed it was genuine.
“I wonder who took this photo. It must be one of my employees. I assumed it was Photoshop at first then I realized that is inside my house,” she explained.
The host Larry Madowo, however, pressed her for a straight answer, asking her where she had got the money from.
“I’m a businesswoman, I’m an interior designer. Larry, if you constructed a house and wanted the interior design, furnishing and kitchenware, how much would you spend?” she posed.
Watch her answer at 39:05.