Details have emerged how activities at Migori County Assembly were paralyzed on Friday after over 20 youths armed with crude weapons stormed the assembly proceedings, claiming the motion being discussed then was erroneous since they were not consulted.
The Assembly Deputy Speaker (DS), George Omamba told journalists that while he was chairing the assembly sessions two Migori Government vehicles carrying armed youths commonly known as “Sangwenya” forced their way into assembly grounds and demanded withdraw of motion on the floor.
He said more reinforcement from their police were called to calm the tension that had built at assembly grounds, adding he latter recorded the statement with the police concerning the ugly incident.
Omamba revealed that Migori National Super Alliance Parliamentary Group had planned to meet to discuss matters concerning the coalition which may have been misinterpreted by the group opposed to it.
The DS is now demanding explanation how the Migori County Government vehicles were used to ferry outlawed “Sangwenya” to disrupt the Assembly proceedings.
The House minority leader, Nicholas Rioba agreed that “Sangwenya” which started as group of youths supporting certain politicians has evolved into security threat to the individuals opposed to it.
Rioba who is also Tagare Ward MCA now wants police to investigate activities and sponsors of the so called group, terming it a security threat.
This is the second time the goons are being used to disrupt session at Migori County Assembly. Two years ago, after the general election, the youths alleged to have been hired by certain politicians disrupted the proceedings during election of the speaker.
By Geoffrey Satia