MCAs attacked by goons fault county boss

Migori County Assembly. [Caleb Kingwara, Standard]

Four MCAs who are said to be pro-Kenya Kwanza were attacked by goons for a second time, just weeks after they were beaten up within the Migori County Assembly premises.

On Wednesday night, the four are said to have been taking coffee at a hotel in Migori town when goons allegedly stormed the hotel and attacked North Kadem MCA Samson Olima on a staircase.

Mr Olima, who had been caught unaware, was beaten up by the goons befor he managed to free himself, leaving his car at the hotel.

The three other MCAs, Peter Mijungu (West Kanyamkago), Norman Ogolla (East Kanyamkago) and Eunice Odii (Central Kanyamkago) were seated at the first floor of the hotel when they heard the commotion and rushed to the balcony to check what was happening.

On seeing that they were under attack, Mijungu and Ogolla jumped from the balcony of the hotel and ran to safety. Ms Odii, who could not jump, hid at the hotel’s bar where the goons got inside and started threatening her.

Mr Mijungu, who recorded a statement at Migori Police Station, said they found two MCAs inside the hotel whom they believe were involved in the attack.

“We told one of the MCAs there was no need for him to greet us and he started making calls. After about 15 minutes, a group of youths came to attack us,” Mijungu said.

Mijungu, who alleged that he saw Governor Ochillo Ayacko’s security among the goons, said the goons were targeting and threatening anyone seen with Uriri MP Mark Nyamita.

Ms Odii said the attack was not a coincidence, as they had earlier been attacked by the same people at the Assembly.

In the late March incident, MCAs George Omamba (North Kanyamkago) and Peter Mijungu (West Kanyamkago) were rescued by police after 50 goons stormed Migori County Assembly to attack them for supporting Kenya Kwanza.

Ms Odii said in the first attack, she managed to escape from the assembly chambers.

“We want security to find out what the problem really is. There was a Sergeant-at-Arms who made an oral statement saying that the plan had come from the executive wing,” Odii said.

Confirming the incident, Migori County Police Commander Mark Wanjala said they have launched investigations into the attack.

Meanwhile Governor Ayacko, who addressed the press at his home in Suna West sub-county on Saturday, distanced himself from the attacks.

“I am not in any way part of the plan to have anybody harmed or suffer for doing anything,” said Ayacko. “They claim I attacked them and that they saw my bodyguard, I cannot do that and I have never done it.”