A fierce confrontation was witnessed at a funeral at Sabara area in Matunda, Kiminini sub county, Trans Nzoia County, pitting supporters and leaders who attended the funeral, leaving mourners in awe. Drama started when Sitatunga MCA Daniel Kaburu took to the podium and claimed that a section of leaders including Kiminini MP Dr. Chris Wamalwa, former Saboti MP aspiramnt Joseph Pepela, nominated MCA Rodgers Barasa are fond of insulting their counterparts.
Following these claims, robust counter accusations arose, with supporters of Pepela and nominated MCA Barasa who were allegedly ferried from Kwanza and Tuwani raising a storm. They assaulted Kaburu and frog matched him out of funeral, which came to a standstill for more than half an hours.
After normalcy resumed, the leaders who remained condemned the act of violence and hooliganism meted against the MCA. Kakai Bisau called upon leaders to desist from ferrying youths to meetings to cause havoc, “I come from the town area and those youths who’ve harassed the MCA come from that same area. I call upon youths to refuse being used by politicians, to cause trouble in funerals and I urge politicians not to take advantage of poor youths.”
Similar sentiments were given by Keiyo ward MCA Emmanuel Waswa, Sirende MCA Alfred Weswa, Kapomboi MCA Ben Wanjala Mulipuko among others.
Following the incident, the MCA rushed to the Kitale police station and wrote a statement, claiming he had lost his Samsung phone and money after being roughed up by the youths. He, however called upon leaders to stop using shoddy ways to handle differences with their opponents and urged law enforcers to act with haste and get to the bottom of the incident.
Some pointed fingers at nominated MCA Rodgers Barasa and politician Joseph Pepela as the perpetrators, and were called out for allegedly ferrying the youths from Matisi in Saboti and Kwanza sub County.