Rarieda MP Otiende Amollo. [Source/OA]
Rarieda MP Otiende Amollo has broken silence hours after chaos erupted in a function he attended on Friday evening.
Amollo and Senator James Orengo. [Source/The Standard]
The ODM leaders had attended the installation ceremony of Bar Osimbo Sub-Location Assistant Chief Risper in South East Alego.
According to a police report shared by Amollo through his Twitter account on Saturday, supporters of Alego Usonga parliamentary aspirant Dr Nicholus Kut Ochongo were behind the chaos that left a helicopter damaged.
Dr Nicholus Kut Ochongo. [Source/Kut]
Ochongo, a lecturer at the University of Nairobi (UoN), is eyeing the seat currently occupied by Atandi who is a close ally of former Prime Minister Raila Odinga.
The chopper which had ferried the ODM legislators was damaged on its left hand door and the blade by the youths as they threw stones and hurl chairs at the leaders.
MP Sam Atandi. [Source/Kenyan News]
The goons stopped attacking the leaders when security officers attached to Atandi shot in the air to scare them.
Amollo, a seasoned lawyer and Senior Counsel, condemned the incident saying it was regrettable the ugly face of goonism was returning in the area which is Raila's political backyard.
Ochongo blamed the ODM lawmakers of causing the chaos by denying him a chance to address the crowd, a move that angered his supporters.
“People became angry after he insisted I could not address them, it is political intolerance,” the aspirant said.
Aspirant Nicholus Kut Ochongo. [Source/Kut]
A report filed at Bar Odongo Police Post indicates the goons are being pursued over malicious damage of property and creating disturbance.
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