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Political war ensues as supporters of MP and ODM official clash

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By Stanley Ongwae | January 10th 2019
North Mugirango Constituency Development Fund official James Getangwa engages County ODM Youth Leader Dennis Marube in an argument after supporters of area MP Joash Nyamoko ejected ODM supporters from the constituency headquarters. [Stanley Ongwae/Standard]

The long standing supremacy battle between North Mugirango MP Joash Nyamoko and Kitutu Masaba's Timothy Bosire has escalated.

The two leaders's supporters clashed on Tuesday at Ekerenyo grounds, disrupting a Press conference that had been called by one side.

Mr Nyamoko and Mr Bosire, who is also the ODM National Treasurer, were not at the scene of the chaos.

Nyamoko's supporters stormed the Press conference organised by those of Mr Bosire, forcing the latter to relocate to Yaya Centre on the border of Borabu and North Mugirango constituencies.

The Press conference had been convened to confront Nyamoko over his recent utterances against Bosire, who had been critical of the association of local MPs with Deputy President William Ruto.

Nyamako's supporters grabbed items placed on the table, some with the ODM symbol, and destroyed them, prompting a confrontation between the two groups.

Bosire had castigated the MPs for concentrating on promoting Ruto's 2022 presidential bid at the expense of development.

Bosire's supporters said the MPs supporting the DP were shortsighted, insisting that Ruto's integrity was questionable and that he should be barred from seeking the presidency.

"Our MPs are busy bringing Ruto to Nyamira to relaunch existing projects, instead of bringing new development ideas," Dennis Marube, an ODM youth leader said at the conference.

Responding to the claims, Nyamoko's supporters said it was too early for anyone to start political wars. They urged their opponents to allow elected leaders to serve the electorate.

Other ODM leaders at the Press conference were Jared Omariba; Branch Chairman Richard Kaka, and Secretary Charles Sagwe; former MCAs Lucy Bitutu and Peter Maroro.

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