NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 18 – Ford Kenya leader Moses Wetangula has condemned the disruption of a political rally by a group of youths firing at the crowd in Turkana that was attended by former Prime Minister Raila Odinga on Friday.
The Bungoma Senator urged the government to provide all-round security to every Kenyan across the country.
“When we start employing crude tactics, using weapons like guns and stones to resist people we don’t agree with, is primitive to say the least; it’s the duty of the government to protect everybody, everywhere including politicians wherever they go,” he stated.
Speaking in Kisumu when he visited ailing former Cabinet Minister Joseph Otiende in a Kisumu hospital, Wetangula said politicians are free to sell their policies to Kenyans without any interruption.
The Senator further condemned the shooting of an aspiring Tiaty MP and a local civic leader in Baringo Friday night.
He says the trend must be stopped and urged the government to use its resources to bring peace and order in the troubled regions.
Wetangula says the matter should be investigated and the perpetrators brought to book.
Lamorok Ward Representative Kibet Cheretei and Tiaty parliamentary aspirant Pepee Kitambaa were shot by unknown attackers at around 12.30am.
A vehicle belonging to the MCA was also torched while the aspirant’s was partly damaged.
Police officers have been deployed to the area and patrols have also been intensified.