Police seek an ODM youth who mishandled his firearm Wednesday

Nominated senator Elizabeth Ongoro   speaks at   Orange house  on 5th April 2017  the ODM youth leader is said to have misused his firearm   on the same dayFILE.

BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,6TH APRIL 2017-Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet  has ordered the arrest of the ODM youth leader  Benson Musungu who fired shots  at the party Headquarters Wednesday  to scare away a rowdy group.

 Chaos  erupted at the   party headquarters when nominated Senator Elizabeth Ongoro went there accompanied by a group of youths to demand an explanation why her rival legislator TJ Kajwang of Ruaraka was handed a direct nomination.

No casualties were reported in the incident .

On Thursday, the police boss vowed to deal firmly with any politician who breaches the Public Order Act during party primaries and the General Election.

He warned that there will be no sacred cows in the crackdown against those contravening the law.

“We have noticed a tendency of individuals firing in the air anyhow thereby causing unnecessary panic. Anybody falling afoul of the firearms Act will certainly face the full sanctions of that law,” Boinnet said.

 “We shall enforce all relevant laws with the necessary firmness and impartiality without favouring any persons irrespective of their political persuasion. We wish to remind political parties to comply with provisions of the Public Order Act and desist from actions that breach that law,” he affirmed.

 

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