Bungoma Senator and Ford Kenya leader Moses Wetangula condemned police behaviour at the funeral service of the late Douglas Wakacha, who was Enoch Kibunguchy’s driver. Five people were shot as police tried to quell chaotic scenes at the late Douglas Wakacha’s funeral in Kiminini, Trans Nzoia on Monday. The bodyguards of Likuyani MP Enoch Kibunguchy, Kanduyi MP Wafula Wamunyinyi, Tongaren MP David Eseli sustained injuries, along with Kapomboi MCA Ben Wanjala sustained injuries.
The arrival of Kakamega Sports CEC Robert Makhanu to the funeral service venue caused the first sights of agitation and he was heckled away as Kibunguchy gave his condolences. Police officers intervened and a West TV journalist narrowly escaped a fatal injury after a bullet bore through his camera stand.
“At a place like this, the police are trained to shoot in the air,” said a clearly frustrated Wetangula, who was speaking after the chaotic scenes subsided. He said when the police go to a function that has no fracas, they shouldn’t carry live bullets, “They should carry rubber bullets that can’t hurt people.” He said investigations should be done quickly to ensure the killers are brought to book.
The driver was shot dead on 12th August outside a hotel in Soy market and the killers still haven’t been nabbed. After his murder, Likuyani MP Enoch Kibunguchy said he was clearly the target and not the driver. The MP had remained in the hotel while the driver had gone to prepare the vehicle for their departure before the gangsters attacked. Kibunguchy had further noted that there had been a lot of acrimony since the last elections, with petitions in Kakamega and Kisumu.