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Jubilee MP hires goons, disrupts ODM press conference

Edward Korir
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ODM leaders in a press conference. [Photo/Marube]

A Jubilee legislator allegedly hired goons who descended on a press conference by the Orange Democratic Movement party at Ekerenyo on Tuesday.

Organisers of the media briefing said North Mugirango MP Joash Nyamoko paid bodaboda operators money to disrupt the briefing that was geared towards responding to his allegations that ODM treasurer Timothy Bosire has been unfairly targeting Deputy President William Ruto.

In a statement, ODM Youth League Leader Dennis Marube condemned the incident, arguing that Mr Nyamoko should respect handshake between President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga.

"He raised allegations about our treasurer and we also used the same media to respond. It's quite absurd that he would go ahead to hire hooligans to disrupt a peaceful event.

"He should be warned that this mediocrity will not be tolerated any more. We must allow civility to prevail but if he can't, we are ready to handle him."

The press conference however, would be held hours after the unprecedented standoff in a different location in which the leaders accused the DP of launching ghost projects in his unending trips to Kisii.

ODM chairman Richard Kaka said: "We challenge the DP to drop empty rhetoric politics and be truthful in his trips. Our community cannot be hoodwinked by his false promises."

For the last one week, Nyamoko, who is yet to respond to the claims, has been at loggerheads with Mr Bosire, the de facto ODM leader from Gusii region, accusing him of allegedly disrespecting DP Ruto.

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