Washiali ‘obstructs assault case probe’
Two say the police are sitting on the case
Two men from Mumias East constituency have claimed area MP Ben Washiali assaulted them four months ago and accused him of using his closeness to the government to frustrate justice.
Wycliffe Omore, a farmer and Shianda Market boda boda chairman Alex Kasala on Friday told journalists police have done nothing since they reported the case at the Mumias police station on July 11 under OB number 48/11/7/16 at 8pm. They spoke in Kakamega.
Omore said Washiali hit him with a brick and broke three of his teeth when he stormed a family meeting at his cousin’s, Caleb Oronje’s, home. He claims the MP also brandished a pistol. He said Washiali has not been arrest- ed,claiming this is because he is in President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Kakamega campaign team.
Kasala claimed he was hit with a metal bar on the head by Washiali’s supporters on his orders in Emayala village on July 11. They alleged the police are sitting on the case because Washiali is the Jubilee point man in Kakamega county. They want the DPP to intervene to ensure justice is served.
“It appears justice is on sale and can only be served to the rich. Where will the poor go to?” Omore asked.
But Washiali yesterday denied assaulting the two. He said the police dismissed as baseless the allegations the two made.
“Police found nothing to investigate. They dropped the matter,” he told the Star on the phone.
However, Mumias police boss Farah Mohamed said the case had been booked, investigated and the file forwarded to the DPP.