Kisumu Governor Anyang’ Nyong’o has called for the arrest of leaders who allegedly fueled chaos that left one person dead at a funeral in Muhoroni.
Nyong’o termed the chaos as unfortunate and urged police to ensure the culprits are brought to book.
“It is even more demeaning and disrespectful for any politician to orchestrate any form of violence at a funeral where we are expected to preach peace and condole with the bereaved,” said Nyong’o.
At the funeral, trouble started when a group of youth opposed to politicians speaking at the funeral began heckling when County Assembly Speaker Elisha Oraro, the master of ceremony, sought to introduce the next speaker.
Those who had been lined up to speak included Kisumu Senator Fred Outa and Former Governor Jack Ranguma. They are all seeking to unseat Governor Nyong’o in next year’s polls.
A group of youth opposed to their candidature heckled and demanded that no politician speaks at the funeral. They jammed the podium and called on the church to take over the funeral service.But another group wanted the politicians to speak and as a result, a fight broke out.
One of the youth stabbed the deceased, who died on the spot, as mourners scampered for safety.
The suspect was shot in the leg by police officers, disarmed and detained.
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