KISUMU, Kenya, Jan 8 – A Member of County Assembly was Wednesday arrested for allegedly issuing death threats and assaulting a county employee.
The complainant, an officer under the Environment Department, received the threats following a directive to a hotel owner who is said to be a close ally of the lawmaker representing Market Milimani ward.
Seth Ochieng reportedly called the officer threatening of dire consequences over a directive he deemed detrimental to the hotel business located at Victoria Park in the lakeside city.
The official had written a letter to the hotel owner outlining corrective measures that needed to be undertaken for the hotel to be cleared for business.
Ochieng later assaulted the complainant causing bodily harm.
The MCA was set to be arraigned in court later on Wednesday.