Jubilee, Nasa MPs engage in a scuffle at city hotel

Members of Parliament from the National Super Alliance and those from Jubilee party were Thursday evening involved in a scuffle at the Panafric Hotel Nairobi during a press conference organized by NASA legislators.

The opposition Mps are said to have booked the venue in advance only to be interrupted by jubilee MPs who were at a separate meeting in the same venue.

The team, led by Mathare MP Anthony Tom Oluoch and Kibera MP Ken Okoth, were angered by statements made Senate Majority Leader Kipchumba Murkomen that they were waiting for him to pay for their “tea” at the hotel.

The lawmakers threw accusations at one another mudslinging each other’s party leaders.

The NASA brigade led by Mps from Nairobi County had earlier issued a press statement on the repeat polls at the hotel.

Elsewhere, one person is feared dead following clashes  between police and opposition NASA supporters in Kisumu.

In NASA strongholds  voters kept off  polling stations as they heeded the call by their leader Raila Odinga for poll boycott engaging police in running battles.

In Siaya, residents barricaded roads, lit bonfires and paralyzed transport, insisting that no voting will take place in the county.

A similar scenario was witnessed in Homabay, Migori, and Siaya counties.

In Nairobi’s Kibra and Mathare informal settlements, bonfires were lit on the roads before security personnel contained the situation.

Embakasi and Roysambu constituencies registered high voter turnouts .

Some voters in Kariobangi South Primary polling center had to walk barefoot to access the voting booths due to muddy grounds.


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