Two people were injured while one other was stabbed in the shoulder as rival ODM factions clashed in Kisumu yesterday.
The chaos broke out when Kisumu Central aspirant Joshua Oron came face to face with supporters of the incumbent, Fred Ouda in a funeral in Obunga Slums.
The chaos saw Oron, who declared to vie for the sit come 2022 polls’ vehicle was pelted with stones.
Reports indicate that the aspirant was on his way out when his convoy was waylaid by alleged supporters of Kisumu central MP Fred Ouda.
According to one of the supporters of the politician (Oron) Dan Onyango, a group of youths blocked their way as they left the funeral while carrying crude weapon.
The crows is reported to have descended on Oron while waiting for Ouda who had not yet arrived by the time the chaos broke out.
When contacted, Kisumu Central MP Ouda ‘s personal assistant Steve Rambo said when the incident occurred they were not yet at the venue.
“The MP had not even arrived at the venue and so we don’t know what transpired and who were involved,” he said.
Kisumu central OCPD James Ng’etich confirmed the incident but said the funeral was well secured.
He added that police responded swiftly but by the time they arrived, everything had died down hence no arrest was made.
He cautioned the youth against fighting for politicians and putting their own lives on the line while the same politicians they are fighting for are safe and protected by body guards.
“We shall not allow politicians to organize young people to fight against each other, simply because they are interested in their political conversation and clout.
“I want to warn politicians in Kisumu to stop organizing young people so that they can fight amongst themselves.
“We want to tell the police and any other stakeholders who is in charge of peaceful co-existence and security that actions must be taken, it doesn’t matter whether you are prominent or not it doesn’t matter,” he said.