Governor Lusaka after been cleared-UPESINEWS
BY CORRESPONDENT/KORIR JUMA,2ND JUNE,2017-One person died Friday 2nd June after chaos erupted in Bungoma town when supporters of Governor Ken Lusaka of Jubilee Party and his arch rival, Wycliffe Wangamati of Ford Kenya, an opposition National Super Alliance (NASA) affiliate party, clashed.
supporters of governor Lusaka-UPESINEWS
Police who spoke to UPESINEWS.CO.KE says the two groups engaged in violent confrontations immediately their candidates were cleared by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to contest in the August 8 General Election.
One woman, identified by her business name, Kadogo, and who sells groceries in Bungoma town lost her life after she was roughed up by the irate youth.
Hell broke loose when supporters belonging to the NASA faction engaged their Jubilee counterparts who were escorting Governor Kennedy Lusaka who was heading for a rally at the Bungoma Posta Grounds.
Wangamati had just been cleared by IEBC and had just addressed the residents at the same venue.
Jubilee supporters, who were also armed with crude weapons, had been waiting for a function at Bungoma Posta Grounds and had to repulse their rowdy and armed counterparts who allegedly attempted to attack them with sticks.
Several other people are also reported to have sustained serious injuries during the altercation.