Mu­lyungi and Mu­tua sup­port­ers clash at Mwingi po­lice sta­tion

The Star (Kenya) - - Politics General -

Mwingi po­lice sta­tion was a flurry of ac­tiv­i­ties on Satur­day, as goons and sup­port­ers of two MP as­pi­rants flocked there from 11am to 6pm. For­mer LSK boss Erick Mu­tua (pic­tured) ar­rived at the sta­tion to re­port that his life is in dan­ger. He said his con­voy was at­tacked by sup­port­ers of an op­po­nent at Maai on Fri­day night. “One won­ders why the two po­lice­men and an of­fi­cer from NSIS did noth­ing,” Mu­tua said. He said for­mer PS Gideon Mu­lyungi’s team blocked a bridge, but po­lice of­fi­cers of­fered them se­cu­rity in­stead of ar­rest­ing them. Mu­lyungi showed up at the sta­tion mo­ments af­ter Mu­tua left to record a state­ment too. He said his sup­port­ers were at­tacked by Mu­tua’s. Mu­lyungi said Mu­tua has de­frauded res­i­dents whose cases he has han­dled keep­ing the com­pen­sa­tion money awarded by courts. The politi­cians’ sup­port­ers nearly clashed but were stopped by res­i­dents and of­fi­cers. The of­fi­cers armed them­selves with run­gus and tear­gas can­is­ters but did not use them. The two have aligned them­selves with Wiper, creat­ing a headache for party leader Kalonzo Musyoka. Elected lead­ers were caught up in the chaos. “I was roughed up by po­lice and other goons. I was kicked and whipped, but as a leader I will not re­venge. We need peace­ful cam­paigns,” Mwingi Cen­tral MCA Bernard Mwan­gangi, alias Sila, said. The MCA was al­legedly at­tacked by po­lice and some goons as they ap­proached the sta­tion. Mwingi po­lice boss Ger­ald Baraza said he will not com­ment. He told jour­nal­ists to write what they had seen and heard.

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