, KISUMU, Kenya, Sep 11 – Nyakach MP Aduma Owuor on Tuesday evening dumped the body of an 80 year old man, with two arrows sticking through his chest, at the door step of the Nyanza Regional Commissioner’s office.
The man is believed to have been shot dead by cattle rustlers.
Owuor explained that the old man was killed at his home before the raiders drove away with his six head of cattle.
“I have brought him here and he will remain here until they (law enforcers) take action. The Regional Commissioner was aware about this incident because similar incidents have been reported to him,” he argued.
Owuor explained that he decided to dump the body at the Commissioner’s office because he had failed to address a security meeting on the ground.
He added that he made a call to the Regional Commissioner Francis Mutie, asking him to go and assure residents of security but Mutie snubbed the invite.
Owuor also said that he had time and again complained of cattle rustling in the region but no action has been taken.
“I have raised insecurity concerns both with the RC and the County Police Commissioner and we know that there are even some bad elements within the police force itself and we have given their names out,” he claimed.
Kisumu police chief Musa Kong’oli later arrived at the RC’s office and pleaded with the MP to take the body back to Nyakach.
Kong’oli explained that there was a security committee on the ground that ought to have addressed the concerns being raised by the MP.
The lawmaker stood his ground forcing the police to move the body to the Provincial General Hospital mortuary.
“I want to believe that I am talking to a Mheshimiwa who knows law and the law says that any person who is deceased is not supposed to be thrown or left anyhow. I want to believe this man was carried in a motor vehicle from Nyakach to this place,” said Kong’oli.
He also said that he would take action against Owuor.
Mutie was however away from his office when the body arrived at around 6.15pm.
When contacted, Mutie termed the action by the MP as barbaric noting that an investigation into the killing of the old man was underway.