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Siaya Leaders Condemn Incident In which Youths Crowd Attacked, Disrupted Meeting –

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Officials from Siaya County have condemned an incident in which violent youths stormed, disrupting a political rally.

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Yesterday, Senator James Orengo and Rarieda MP Otiende Amollo were forced to flee for safety after youths rioted disrupted their rally.

Reports indicate that the meeting was convened there Nyang’anga Primary School Grounds and Alego / Usonga MP Samuel Atandi among those in attendance.

Apparently, Atandi’s political rival Nicholas Kut Ochogo he arrived with a group of aggressive teenagers and started causing drama.

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Attempts by the Atandi men to stop the rioters did not bear fruit as the riots escalated and forced the officers to flee in their chopper.

In a statement on Twitter, MP Sam Atandi condemned the acts and added that the incident had been reported to the relevant authorities for investigation.

“This afternoon at 4:30 pm at Nyanganya Primary School inside the Kogelo police station area, MP Hon Atandi was in the company of Senators James Orengo, Otiende Amollo, Aduma Owuor and John Mwai were inspecting the school’s progress while one candidate “Nicholas Kut came to the product company and started throwing stones, chairs and tables at the MPs. They also threw stones at the helicopter carrying MPs and left it slightly damaged,” the statement said.

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The sentiment was echoed by a Rarieda MP who linked the incident to political bias and dissent.

In early February, Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr Fred Matiang’i warned politicians against hiring leaders to disrupt rival political rallies and divide Kenyans ahead of the 2022 elections.

CS said measures were put in place to ensure the security and stability of the country and those responsible for the violence would be dealt with.

With the 2022 general election just a few months away, political tensions have risen in various parts of the country with the political class deciding on a table.

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