Mr David Sakari with DP Ruto in 2016.

Police are looking for a man who allegedly assaulted a musician for backing Deputy President William Ruto. Police in Webuye launched a manhunt for Mr Bernard Wakamala after attacking Mr David Sakari, a member of the Webuye Jua Kali band. The suspect is a pro-Building Bridges Initiatives (BBI) supporter while Mr Sakali is DP Ruto supporter.

"He took a beer bottle and hit me on the head twice. I bled profusely before friends took me to Webuye Sub County Hospital, where I was treated and discharged," Mr Sakari said after the attack which occurred at Satellite Hotel in Webuye town on September 18.

Car gift

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Mr David Sakari poses with the car gift.

In 2016, Mr Sakari received a car gift form the DP, fulfilling a promise he’d made years earlier. The Toyota Vitz was presented to the musician by Webuye West MP Dan Wanyama at Muliro Gardens, Kakamega.

"I first met the DP on August 28, 2015, at a harambee in Bumula and noticed he was looking at me after we sang for him. I walked up to the dais and funny enough, no one in the security detail stopped me. I got the opportunity of my life when he greeted me and even hugged me. I knew what would follow was a monetary reward but I came to my senses that I should ask for a greater favour. Then, I suggested that he buys me a vehicle to help move from place to place during shows," Mr Sakali previously told The Nairobian.