Governor’s team attacked after attending Jubilee’s mega-event

Cases of politicians being attacked have been on the rise.

Governors Alex Tolgos (Elgeyo Marakwet), Jackson Mandago (Uasin Gishu), MP Oscar Sudi and other leaders leave the CID headquarters in Nairobi.

Barely hours after Uhuru pledged to conduct his campaigns peacefully and discourage all acts of violence, the campaign team of Uasin Gishu Governor Jackson Mandago, was attacked by unknown people in Eldoret town along the Kisumu road.

The team of five led by Mandago’s Chief Campaigner, Jairo Mutai, had their car stopped by unknown men who were heavily armed and ordered them to get out of the car and soon after severely beaten by the gunmen.

Mutai, is nursing serious injuries at an Eldoret hospital after recording a statement at the Langas Police Station.

Political motivated?

The team was rescued by passers-by who rushed to the scene, and scared away the unknown men after hearing their cries of help.

“They blocked the road using a matatu, pulled us out of our car and started beating us up. We were saved by good Samaritans before police arrived," Mutai said.

Mutai termed the attacked as political as the attackers did not steal anything from them.

Langas OCPD Wilson Abduba confirmed the incident and said the police had already started investigations on the attack.

“We haven’t known yet the intention of the gang, but we have since launched an immediate investigation into the case,” Abduba said.

The attack comes barely a week after Mandago's bitter rival Kiprop Bundotich alias Buzeki's convoy was also attacked in Eldoret Town.

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