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Kicks and blows at a funeral in Kisii as MPs Osoro, Arati square it out in DP Ruto’s presence

BY  UPESI WRITER,NAIROBI,1ST FEB,2021-Drama ensued at a funeral in kisii on  Monday afternoon, after legislators Simba Arati  and Sylvanus Osoro exchanged blows.The funeral was  that of  Abel Gongera- the father to Kisii Deputy Governor Joash Maangi.

Photos shared on social media showed the two elected legislators going at it in a flurry of fists and kicks.

The fight forced the ceremony into a stand-still as Kisii Governor James Ongwae attempted to call the meeting to order.

Reports say Arati-the Dagoretti North MP had attacked the DP Ruto-led hustler movement and in turn, got booed by a section of the audience.

South Mugirango MP Osoro who was in attendance rushed to the podium and attempted to grab the microphone from Arati, sparking the fisticuffs.

Among those in attendance at the funeral were ODM leader Raila Odinga and Deputy President William Ruto.

The two were thereafter escorted from of the podium by security officers.

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