Ford Kenya leader Moses Wetangula has claimed that he was the target in a shooting that saw five people suffer bullet injuries in a burial in Trans Nzoia on Monday.
The Bungoma Senator had attended the burial of a driver attached to Likuyani MP Enock Kibunguchy in Mukuyu village in Kiminini. The driver, Douglas Wakacha, was shot dead by armed gangsters last week at a motel in Soy Market, Kakamega County.
The funeral service turned chaotic after Kakamega County Sports Executive Robert Kundu Makhanu arrived, only to be met with boos from an agitated crowd as Kibunguchy gave his condolences.
After Makhanu had viewed the body, the crowd turned rowdy against him, attacking him with wooden sticks and crude objects while ejecting him from the funeral, forcing the police to fire in the air.
Five people are said to have been injured in the ensuing melee, among them Kapomboi MCA Ben Wanjala who sustained bullet injury.
Wetangula claims that the incident was political elimination against Ford-Kenya leadership.
“I saw the police who shot the MCA and he was aiming at us. I am perturbed that the bullet was meant for me,” claimed Weta.
Wanjala corroborated Wetangula’s claims that the shots were aimed at the Ford Kenya leader.
“The bullet which shot me was meant for Mr Wetang’ula, it missed him by a whisker,” said Wanjala who is receiving treatment at Mt Elgon hospital in Kitale.
Kibunguchy, who said the killing of his driver was an attempt on his life, said Monday’s violence was engineered by the same people who killed his driver.
The MP has since been summoned by detectives from Kakamega County to record a statement over the remarks he made at the funeral service.