Rowdy Youths Stone Raila-Branded ODM Bus in Homa Bay

March 15, 2017

A bus belonging to Homa Bay governor aspirant Sammy Wakiaga was on Monday attacked by rowdy youth at Aros trading centre in Karachuonyo.

The bus, branded in ODM’s orange colours and bearing Wakiaga and ODM leader Raila Odinga’s portraits, has been touring the county with a section of youth leaders ahead of the April 19 party nominations.

During a stopover at the trading centre, “hired youths” pelted the bus with stones and injured three occupants.

Opuor Agot suffered a cut on the head while Lilian Achieng’ and Esther Adhiambo sustained minor bruises. They were taken to Homa Bay Referral Hospital for treatment.

“For the past week we have been traversing various constituencies preaching peace especially to the youths who are the main culprits of violence during campaigns,” said Kevin Ouma who leads the campaign team.

“It is unfortunate that today we visited Karachuonyo West ward and we have been attacked,” he added.

Mr Ouma accused rival politicians from the area for staging the attack.

“We want to sent a strong warning to politicians who are fond of using youths to cause chaos during campaigns that this time round we (youths) will not accept,” Ouma said.

County police commandant John Omusanga said investigations are ongoing.

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