James Orengo and Otiende Amollo flee as chaos break out at ODM event in Siaya

James Orengo

Siaya Senator James Orengo and Rarieda MP Otiende Amollo were forced to flee in a chopper after chaos erupted at an event they were attending in Siaya.

The ODM politicians were attending the inauguration ceremony of the area assistant Chief Risper Akoth where a section of youth disrupted the function over the order of speakers.

Also caught up in the chaos on Friday, April 30, were MPs Sam Atandi (Alego Usonga) and Aduma Owuor (Nyakach).

“When the chaos erupted we were forced to flee for safety as the ‘hired goons’ were stoning the chopper. We went to the chopper and managed to leave without any injuries,” Otiende stated after the chaos.

It all started when Alego Usonga MP Sa Atandi declined to hand over the microphone to a local politician eyeing his seat in the 2022 elections.

The aspirant’s infuriated supporters protested the move resulting in chaos.

According to a police report, the helicopter was slightly damaged on the blade and the left-hand door.

Otiende Amollo accused the aspirant of being behind the chaos while calling on the police to investigate the matter.

“He (referring to the local politician) tried to cause chaos, we did not want to be part of it, we went to the chopper and left,” he stated.

The incident was condemned by politicians across the political divide including Soy MP Caleb Kositany and Moses Kuria.

“This is very backward behavior by these goons, shame on whoever hired them, shame on all that endangered their lives and that of others,” stated Kositany.

“Dear CS Fred Matiangi, to demonstrate that you can guarantee the country a peaceful election next year, you need to take action on the ODM members who meted out violence against ODM ASILI leaders James Orengo, Otiende Amolo, Aduma Owuor and Sam Atandi in Alego Usonga yesterday” Kuria slammed.

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