Chaos erupt in Homa Bay after ODM’s new announcement

One person shot as riot police called to the scene....

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The announcement sparked protests from ODM supporters who disputed the final tally of the results by the party.

The riots forced a contingent of heavily armed police officers to be called on to the scene.

One person was shot and wounded in Homa Bay as police engage residents protesting controversial win of Governor Awiti.

The police fired shots in the air to disperse the rowdy youth who had went on a rampage across the town.

According to the provisional results, Cyprian Awiti garnered 46,346 votes with his closest challenger, Kasipul MP Oyugi Magwanga coming in second with 14,661.

Management consultant and strategy expert Enosh Bolo and businessman Sammy Wakiaga came in third and fourth respectively with 2,172 and 2,087 votes respectively.

Violent primaries

The ODM primaries in Homa Bay county has been marred with a spate of violence that so far claimed one life and left several others nursing serious injuries.

A security bodyguard attached to Mbita Member of Parliament (MP) Millie Odhiambo was on Monday killed after the ODM nominations in the county turned chaotic.

Kennedy Okore, sustained serious injuries after was run over by a vehicle when fracas emerged at Urianda Primary School, Lambwe ward where the primaries were ongoing.

The 37-year-old later succumbed to injuries after he was rushed to at a nearby local hospital.

Homa Bay police commander John Omusanga noted that investigations into the murder of the bodyguard had begun and what transpired.

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