Saboti: Police inaction over hooliganism worries ODM

Saboti MP Caleb Amisi (3rd left) with Trans Nzoia ODM officials in Kitale on June 14, 2020. Photo/Aspect News

ODM officials in Trans Nzoia have raised issue over a failure by the police in the region to apprehend youths behind the disruption of a development tour by Saboti MP Caleb Amisi two weeks ago.

The officials who converged in Kitale wondered why the police have failed to act on the matter despite earlier assurances that those responsible would face legal consequences for their actions.

“The police should come out clean on this matter since they have been playing a cat and mouse game with us from the time when the incident occurred,” the party’s Trans Nzoia secretary John Simiyu said.

They said the habit by leaders to use dirty tricks to undermine their opponent’s is a barbaric culture that must be contained in time saying it is setting a bad precedent as the 2022 general elections draw nigh.

The chairman of the party Mr. Patrick Musungu said what was derailing the investigations yet incidents that preceded and followed the incident clearly indicated those were behind the attack that was planned.

“We have given the investigating officers enough time to investigate this matter but we are surprised that the long wait is not worth it. Why are their hands folded?” queried Mr. Musungu.

They vowed to organise their own security system to guard the legislator in future meetings alleging the police are seemingly serving the interest of some politicians that wish to dim his political star.

They further took issue with a section of leaders in the region accusing them of locking them out of the county’s BBI process terming a move as political intimidation and an act of incitement.

“We have noticed that some politicians have purposely locked us out of the BBI process yet we are part and parcel of the handshake that was initiated by our party leader Raila Odinga and President Uhuru Kenyatta,” noted Mrs. Miriam Kubai.