Opinion leaders from the Sabaot community in Saboti constituency want police to arrest and prosecute an MCA who intended to assault area MP Caleb Amisi during Mashujaa day celebrations on Sunday.
Saboti MCA David Kaboloman was contained by police officers in his attempt to punch Mr. Amisi. The legislator had, in his speech, castigated the ward representative over alleged personal attacks at funerals.
The opinion leaders now want Mr. Kaboloman to face legal action for disorderly conduct which they believe would have snow balled in to a commotion during the fete, if police had not swung in to action.
“We as a community want to desistance ourselves from the weird conduct of the MCA since it was in bad light. He should apologize within two days or face the wrath of the law,” said Mr. Francis Chemwor.
They further told the MCA to deliver on his mandate instead of devoting all of his time in criss-crossing the county while drumming support for Kiminini Chris Wamalwa’s 2022 gubernatorial bid.
Mr. Kaboloman seeks to be Mr. Wamalwa’s running mate in the race.
Former Kitale deputy mayor Pius Arap Kauka said the MCA should be held accountable for his ugly conduct which contravenes the stipulation on integrity for leaders under chapter six of the constitution.
“He should focus on delivering on the promises he made to the electorate in his ward instead of chest thumping since we want to rate prowess based on track records,” said Mr. Kauka.
ODM officials in the region called on the MCA to respect fellow leaders irrespective of their political affiliation saying the electorate had confidence in them when they elected them in 2017.
“The MCA should have decorum since the position he is holding was entrusted upon him by the electorate to represent them at the county assembly and not to punch other leaders,” said Ms Lilian Ochien’g, an ODM official.
Area County Commissioner Sam Ojwang who witnessed the incident reprimanded the MCA, then, challenging him to behave in a respectful manner owing to his position in the society.