200 Migori delegates who were to allegedly visit Ruto stranded after organiser disappears


In Summary

  • The group were anticipated to visit the deputy president William Ruto in Eldoret as delegates from Migori county on Friday.
  • The organizer had allegedly collected  Ksh.1000 from each via Mpesa then cancelled to trip to later date without explanation.
  • The Victims are now appealing to the security agencies to help them trace the organizer of the aborted trip so that they can recover back their money.

Over 200 people from  various parts of Migori County are stranded at Awendo after the organiser of the trip disappeared.

The group were anticipating a visit Deputy President William Ruto in Eldoret as delegates from Migori county.

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They were set to begin the journey on Friday morning but were forced to wait till evening in vain.

The organiser had allegedly collected Ksh.1000 from each of them.

Speaking to Ramogi Radio, Duncan Nyuoma, said the organiser together with her accomplice, an unidentified woman from North Kanyamkago, Uriri sub county, could not be reached for the better part of the day.

Later on, the organiser sent a message indicating that the trip was postponed to November 18 this year without a valid explanation.

Mr Nyuoma added that they each sent their money through Mpesa to the organiser whom they had not met physically.

They said they only believed the planned visit because the lady who mobilised them was well known.

They are now appealing to the security agencies to help them trace the organiser of the aborted trip so that they can recover their money.

In 2014, another set of delegates from Migori County were kept waiting for hours at Uhuru Park for a visit to State House.

Led by Migori Governor Okoth Obado, 400 delegates had arrived in Nairobi at 5am as a delegation that would offer an apology to the President over heckling during a State function.

The State House Spokesperson at the time, Manoah Esipisu, said the visit was not in the President’s diary and they should return the next day.

Two years later, Migori delegates were again stranded after the bus hired by the Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) to ferry them to Mombasa for the party’s 10-year anniversary celebrations did not arrive.

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