ODM punishes MP after fist fight during rally

The MP was fined Sh100,000 over the violence that erupted in a rally at the Homa Bay Stadium.

Homa Bay MP Peter Kaluma has been fined Sh100,000 over the violence that erupted in a rally at the Homa Bay Stadium on November 27, 2016.

Homa Bay MP Peter Kaluma has been fined Sh100,000 over the violence that erupted in a rally at the Homa Bay Stadium on November 27, 2016.

Kaluma was caught on camera engaging in a physical fist fight with his rival Washington Ogaga who was also fined the same amount.

The two were among seven party leaders summoned by the party's National Election Board to explain the cause of violence.

Others were Homa Bay Governor Cyprian Awiti, woman rep Gladys Wanga, Kaipsula Kanondo MP Oyugi Magwanga and Kevin Ouma.

They were accused of using youths to cause disturbance by heckling Awiti, as well as heckling and throwing stones at the Homa Bay Stadium.

ODM code of conduct

"These activities have contravened the ODM Code of Conduct, which they have pledged to uphold. They are also a threat to the peaceful conduct of party primaries," ODM executive director Oduor Ong'wen said in a statement on Friday.

The party has also banned Kevin Ouma, Homa Bay Youth League Leader, from holding any appointive or elective party office for allegedly orchestrating the violence.

The party has also cautioned the ten that their subsequent involvement in any act of disruption or violence shall lead to automatic disqualification from seeking any office in the Party.

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