Drama at burial ceremony as MP, Governor’s supporters clash

Ford Kenya

A burial ceremony at Nabiswa Ward in Kiminini was temporarily disrupted after supporters of Kiminini MP Chris Wamalwa and those of Trans Nzoia Governor Patrick Khaemba clashed.

Trouble began after Wamalwa accused the governor of letting down Ford Kenya by abetting corruption, leading to underdevelopment in the county, utterances that elicited fury among the governor’s supporters.

Addressing mourners at the burial ceremony of Ford Kenya Matunda Location chair Abel Makokha, Wamalwa said: “As a party we want to move ahead, I will not be cowed in my quest to expose the corruption in the county government.”

Wamalwa accused the governor of hiring goons to heckle him saying as an elected leader in the region, he is obligated to highlight the ills in the county.

The governor’s supporters accused Wamalwa of making baseless allegations, terming his utterances as a show of disrespect.

It took the intervention of Ford Kenya Party leader Moses Wetangula to calm the charging camps that had come close to engaging in a physical exchange.

Wetangula urged the warring parties to respect Ford Kenya and give the late Abel a befitting send off.

By Collins Shitiabayi

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