A day after suspected supporters of North Mugirango MP Joash Nyamoko descended on a press conference organised by ODM party, a top leader has condemned the incident as an act of desperation.
ODM treasurer Timothy Bosire on Wednesday slammed Mr Nyamoko, who was elected on a Jubilee ticket, adding that he's under instructions from Deputy President William Ruto to undermine him.
In an interview, Bosire maintained that the county remains an ODM stronghold, arguing that the incident will not affect his criticism towards the DP.
"I am reliably aware that he's being used by the DP to undermine me. They are scared because their strategy to penetrate Nyamira is not working. We shall continue telling people the truth," said a furious Bosire.
Further, he said: "We are told that the DP has given them money to tame me but we are ready to handle that. You can't come and hoodwink locals with imagery projects. Our people are vigil and cannot be misled."
Dozens of youths allied to Mr Nyamoko disrupted the press briefing, causing standoff that lasted for hours. The ODM brigade would later hold the briefing meters from Ekerenyo.
In the briefing, ODM Youth League Leader Dennis Marube accused Mr Nyamoko of failing to execute his roles as MP, instead reverting to unwarranted outbursts and violence.
"He is being used to force Ruto down our throats but that can't happen. We shall block them using the truth. If he's not ready to work for the people, wrath awaits him."
While Mr Nyamoko is a key ally of Deputy President William Ruto in Gusii region, Mr Bosire, who is likely to run for governoship, is trusted lieutenant of ODM leader Raila Odinga.