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Savula heckled by youths for attempting to give them Kshs 100: “Keep your money”


By Sam Oduor

Lugari MP Ayub Savula had a hard time calming youths in his constituency who agitated his move to dish them handouts.

In a video going round social media on Tuesday as reported by People Daily, the two-term legislator could be seen being shut down by angry youths.

“We do not want (your) money. Do not take that money,” the irritated youths could be heard shouting.

Some told the ANC deputy party leader to address them but forget about giving them money.

Lugari MP Ayub Savula at a past event. (Photo Credits- Courtesy)

One youth could be heard asking how much the MP was dishing out as one replied he was giving Kshs 100.

Savula was forced to move away from the school playground where the youths had caused the drama.

This comes following widespread concern about how the politics of handouts has derailed development in the constituency.

Savula is seeking to succeed Wycliffe Oparanya as Kakamega County governor in next year’s general elections.

Mautuma ward aspirant hospitalized after assault by goons speaks


By Sam Oduor

A Mautuma Ward aspirant for the Member of the County Assembly (MCA) seat has spoken after days of being hospitalized from attacks by goons.

Salim Namusasi and his driver were on there way home on Friday midnight before they were stopped near Mugunga Primary School in Mbagara in Mautuma, Lugari Sub-county, by a group of unknown people.

The politician says despite introducing himself, the thugs landed on him, fracturing his arm and injuring other parts of the body.

“My driver rushed me to a hospital in Eldoret where I was treated and have been discharged. I now have less severe chest pains and a fractured arm ,” he said.

Mautuma Ward aspirant who was hospitalized after attack by goons has been discharged. (Photo Credits- Joseph Amunya Otieno, West FM)

H added that it is shocking the thugs didn’t rob him.

“I can’t say for sure that is linked to politics but I am shocked they were only interested in assaulting me,” he said.

His driver was admitted at the Kakamega Referral Hospital following the incident.

Mr. Namusasi’s personal assistant Wilson Wanyama believes that his boss’s opponents are working to ensure his downfall.

“We need people with brains and interests of the people at heart. My boss says he is determined. Even though his opponents are after him, he is not backing off,” Mr. Wanyama said.

Mautuma Ward aspirant and driver admitted after attack by goons


By Sam Oduor

Mautuma Ward aspiring Member of the County Assembly (MCA) in the 2022 general election Salim Namusasi has been hospitalized after he was attacked and severely injured by a gang of unknown people.

According to his personal assistant (PA) Wilson Wanyama, Namusasi and his chauffeur were on their way home on Friday night before they were attacked and thoroughly whipped. 

The politician was rescued and rushed to the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital in Eldoret where he is undergoing treatment while his driver is in a bad state at the Kakamega Referral Hospital.

Mautuma Ward aspiring MCA Salim Namusasi and driver admitted after attack by goons. (Photo Credits- Joseph Amunya Otieno, West FM)

“This man was attacked by goons and his arm broken. His driver too is in a dangerous state,” the PA confirmed.

Mr. Wanyama has termed the incident a plot by Namusasi’s opponents to cow him down after sensing defeat.

“We need people with brains and interests of the people at heart. My boss says he is determined. Even though his opponents are after him, he is not backing off,” Mr. Wanyama said.