Orengo’s Convoy Stoned by Angry Mob, 11 Cars Damaged
Siaya Senator James Orengo’s convoy was attacked by rowdy youth on Sunday on the way to Sihayi trading center in East Ugenya Ward, Siaya County.
He was leading a campaign in the region in support of ODM’s candidate in the Ugenya by-election, Chris Karan.
The incident left the leaders counting losses after 11 vehicles were damaged when the mob hurled stones at them.
“I do not know how I will replace the windscreen of the vehicle I had hired because Karan has refused to cater for the repairs,” an ODM supporter told People Daily.
Some of the vehicles extensively damages belonged to Alego-Usonga MP Samwel Atandiand Siaya County Education Executive Mary Olute.
Orengo and his team blamed the violence on the Movement for Development and Growth candidate David Ochieng’.
Ochieng, on the other hand, accused ODM of fueling the commotion after sensing defeat.
“James Orengo has decided to make this campaign a personal war between me and him, I am certain that he’s the one who organized this chaos that is going on,” Citizen quoted Ochieng’.
The heated battle for the Ugenya Constituency seat made IEBC officials summon all contending candidates on Monday for an emergency security meeting concerning the Sunday incident.
Ochieng arrived two hours late, arguing that he had to be assured of his security first.
“I didn’t come here early because I almost got killed here 5 years ago when my opponent (Karan) hired goons and came with machetes and pangas, and I was marooned here for 7 hours,” he explained.