Migori leaders- including Governor Obado and MP Odege- caught up in funeral chaos
Scores of people were injured in a stampede after chaos broke out at a funeral in Nyatike at the weekend, in the presence of area MP Tom Odege and Governor Okoth Obado.
Speeches were disrupted and bodyguards of several politicians present cocked their guns after a group of youth armed with crude weapons stormed the burial of high school principal Joseph Ayogo Onditi on Friday afternoon.
Mr Obado and Mr Odege and other leaders at the funeral, who included Migori County Assembly Speaker Boaz Okoth, former Migori MP John Pesa and County Secretary Christopher Rusana, were caught off-guard by the youths who attacked a section of the mourners.
Chaos started when Odege rose to address the mourners, and the youths started heckling him, leading to a bitter exchange of words.